First remains of the enormous alligatoroid deinosuchus from the upper cretaceous menefee formation, New Mexico
AffiliationDepartment of Geosciences, University of Arizona
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CitationMohler, B. F., McDonald, A. T., & Wolfe, D. G. (2021). First remains of the enormous alligatoroid deinosuchus from the upper cretaceous menefee formation, New Mexico. PeerJ, 9.
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AbstractThe neosuchian Deinosuchus is known from numerous localities throughout the Campanian of North America, from New Jersey to Montana (USA) and as far south as Coahuila (Mexico). Here we describe six osteoderms, two vertebrae, and a partial tooth discovered in the Menefee Formation of New Mexico and assign them to Deinosuchus sp., representing one of the earliest occurrences of this genus on the Laramidian subcontinent, and among the earliest known occurrences of this large alligatoroid in all of North America. The osteoderms are morphologically distinct in their inflated construction, with deep and radially distributed pitting, which closely matches osteoderms of Deinosuchus. © Copyright 2021 Mohler et al.
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