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mesoeucrocodylian (plural mesoeucrocodylians)
- (zoology) Any of a group of extinct crocodylomorphs of the clade Mesoeucrocodylia.
2002 September 1, Ronald S. Tykoski, “Calsoyasuchus valliceps, a new crocodyliform from the Early Jurassic Kayenta Formation of Arizona”, in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, volume 22, number 3, page 593:
- The new species possesses a combination of primitive and derived features that helps to fill wide morphological and temporal gaps in early mesoeucrocodylian history.
2005 June 1, James O. Farlow, “Femoral dimenstions and body size of Alligator mississippiensis: Estimating the size of extinct mesoeucrocodylians”, in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, number 2, page 354:
- For mesoeucrocodylians known on the basis of incomplete skeletal remains, body size is generally estimated from skull length-total length relationships in extant crocodylians (Webb and Messel, 1978; Woodward el al., 1995; Sereno et al., 2001).
2015, Gordon Grigg, Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians, page 43:
- The mesoeucrocodylians were known previously as the Mesosuchia.