Mecistops cataphractus

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Mecistops cataphractus

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Eusuchia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Divisio: Archosauria
Subdivisio: Crurotarsi
Superordo: Crocodylomorpha
Ordo: Crocodilia
Subordo: Eusuchia

Familia: Crocodylidae
Subfamilia: Crocodylinae
Genus: Mecistops
Species: Mecistops cataphractus

Name[edit]

  • Mecistops cataphractus (Cuvier, 1824)

Holotype: RCSM 710. [lost]

Neotype: MCZ R-22483, skull οf an adult individual, collected by G.M. Allen on 1926. [designated by Shirley et al. (2018)]

Type locality: unknown; designated to “Senegal-Fluss [=Senegal River]” by Fuchs, Mertens & Wermuth (1974), redesigned by neotype designation to “Tοtοkwelli, Liberia” by Shirley et al. (2018).

Combinations[edit]

  • Crocodilus cataphractus Cuvier, 1824: 58 [original designation]
  • Mecistops cataphractusGray, 1844: 57 [subsequent combination]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Cuvier, G.L. 1824. Recherches Sur Les Ossemens Fossiles. Vol. 5. 2eme. G. Dufour & E. d’Ocagne Libraries: Paris. 185 pp.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: West African Slender-snouted Crocodile