Abstract

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.

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