The first mandible fragment of Deinosuchus (Eusuchia: Alligatoroidea) discovered in Coahuila, Mexico

Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva, Eberhard Frey


Here we report on the
first mandible fragment of the giant alligatoroid eusuchian
crocodyliform Deinosuchus found in Mexico. The specimen comes from
Las Jicoteas locality, northwestern Coahuila. It was collected in
2007 by the first author. The fragment is from a left surangular,
coming from the mandible of a Deinosuchus between six and seven
metres in length.

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Deinosuchus; Alligatoroidea; Eusuchia; late Campanian; Coahuila; Mexico

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