Project 659: F. V. Iori, I. S. Carvalho. 2011. Caipirasuchus paulistanus, a New Sphagesaurid (Crocodylomorpha, Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Adamantina Formation (Upper Cretaceous, Turonian-Santonian), Bauru Basin, Brazil. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 31 (6):1255-1264.
Specimen: † Caipirasuchus paulistanus (MPMA/67:0001/00)
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Abstract

A skull and mandible of a new species of notosuchian, Caipirasuchus paulistanus, belonging to the Sphagesauridae, were discovered in the rocks of the Adamantina Formation (Bauru Basin: Late Cretaceous). The main autapomorphies are external naris bordered only by premaxillae; very high pterygoids and ectopterygoids; palatines contacting maxillae by a cuneiform process; well-developed oval antorbital fenestra; premaxilla with four teeth; dentary with ten teeth and two diastemata; and one diastema in the premaxilla and another between the fourth alveolus of the premaxilla and the first of the maxilla. Morphological analysis and experimental data suggest an animal with a powerful bite and a dentition with specific regions of action, one adapted to apprehension and the other to food processing.


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Project DOI: 10.7934/P659, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P659
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    27 February 2013
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    • Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro (UFRJ)



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