Eberhard Frey, Marie-Céline Buchy, Wolfgang Stinnesbeck, José Guadalupe López-Oliva; Geosaurus vignaudi n.sp. (Crocodyliformes: Thalattosuchia), first evidence of metriorhynchid crocodilians in the Late Jurassic (Tithonian) of central-east Mexico (State of Puebla). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences ; 39 (10): 1467–1483. doi: https://doi.org/10.1139/e02-060
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Thalattosuchian crocodilians of the genus Geosaurus have mostly been recorded from the Jurassic of Europe. A single species was reported from Argentina. Here we describe a new species of Geosaurus vignaudi from the middle Tithonian La Pimienta Formation of State of Puebla, Mexico. Diagnostic for this species are the extremely low tooth count and a rostroventrally directed process at the rostral terminus of the mandible combined with a pair of horizontally directed rostral teeth. The skull of the holotype shows bite marks that probably caused the death of the animal.