The First Record of Gavialosuchus americanus Sellards (1915) † (Eusuchia: Crocodylidae, Tomistominae) for the Late Tertiary of Costa Rica and Central America

Fossil remains of false gharials or Tomistominae crocodiles, were recovered from fluvial sediments associated with Late Miocene-Early Pliocene sub-aquatic fan deltaic deposits of the Curré Formation, in southern Costa Rica. The record of long-snouted crocodiles from southern Central America allows f...

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Autores Principales: Laurito Mora, César Alberto, Valerio Zamora, Ana Lucía
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/12253
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22564
Sumario: Fossil remains of false gharials or Tomistominae crocodiles, were recovered from fluvial sediments associated with Late Miocene-Early Pliocene sub-aquatic fan deltaic deposits of the Curré Formation, in southern Costa Rica. The record of long-snouted crocodiles from southern Central America allows for a better knowledge of the evolution and composition of the paleoherpetofauna and its paleobiogeographical relationships with North American paleofaunas.