PDF | Some features of the skull of Baurusuchus salgadoensis Carvalho, Campos & Nobre , a baurusuchid Mesoeucrocodylia from the. Paleoichnological assemblage associated with Baurusuchus salgadoensis remains, a Baurusuchidae Mesoeucrocodylia from the Bauru Basin, Brazil (Late. Baurusuchus salgadoensis (MPMA) 1, × 1,; KB. 0 references. taxon name. Baurusuchus salgadoensis. 0 references. taxon rank · species.

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This page was last edited on 2 Aprilat Such a strategy would have made it less water-bound than most modern crocodiles, allowing it to live in more continental climate. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vasconcellos bauruscuhusThiago S.

Most of the osteoderms are wider than longer, with a round lateral portion that does not articulate to any flank osteoderm.

Therefore the long and stout limb bones, overhanging crest of the illium and the light weighted armor, also allowed to B. The fourth trochanter is pronouced and posteriorlly oriented. The sacral vertebrae are robust and have the lateral processes highly fused to the ilium. The appendicular bones of Bwurusuchus. Baurusuchus was likely able to dig holes for finding water in dry seasons or, like modern alligators do, for thermoregulation. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Baurusuchus likely played an important role in its ecosystem, competing with the abelisaurids for food.


It was related to the earlier-named Cynodontosuchus rothiwhich was smaller, with weaker dentition. The paper referred only Stratiotosuchus maxhechti and Baurusuchus to the subfamily, making Stratiotosuchus Baurusuchus’ closest relative so far.

This pattern of articulation is observed in the rauisuchian thecodonts and interpreted as a characteristic trait of salgadpensis able erect-posture and limb-driven predators of Triassic environments. The illium of B. Login to view email address. Both of this supports the terrestrial hypothesis.

The anterior articular facet is discreet and the osteoderms are not as imbricated as occur in other crocodyliforms and even may not be imbricated at all.

The anterior caudal vertebrae are robust as the sacral ones but their baurusuhcus spines are more stout, anteriorlly expanded and higher. It was a terrestrial predator and scavenger, about 3.

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Views View Edit History. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The close articulation of the dorsal vertebrae may indicate a less flexible dorsal spine, ideal to limb-driven methods of locomotion. The occurrence of very bauruauchus skeletons in correlated stratigraphic levels supports this.

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Fossilworks: Baurusuchus salgadoensis

Major clades Ziphosuchia Sebecosuchia Sebecia. Acervo do Museu de Paleontologia de Monte A. They show a straight aspect of their diaphysis and very well- developed epiphysis. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia.

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Cranial features indicate that this species had terrestrial predatory habits. International Association for Gondwana Research. These anatomical data may indicate how the Baurusuchidae had a wide distribution in Gondwanaland as they were able to move across large distances.