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Mesoeucrocodylia +‎ -an


mesoeucrocodylian (plural mesoeucrocodylians)

  1. (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[1], page 43:
      The mesoeucrocodylians were known previously as the Mesosuchia.