Santana Fauna

This notosuchid crocodilian was found in the Romualdo Member of the Santana Formation. The holotype is in the Divisao de Geologia e Mineralogia, Departamento Nacional de Producao Mineral, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Other specimens have been found in West Africa, correlating well with the former proximity of Brazil and Africa before continental rifting.

SPECIMEN NAME

Araripesuchus gomesii

CLASSIFICATION

Order CROCODYLIA;
Suborder MESOSUCHIA;
Family NOTOSUCHIDAE;
Genus Araripesuchus, Price, 1959

PHOTO BY

M.K. Hecht

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