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Type: Artigo
Title: The Cretaceous crocodyliform Caipirasuchus: behavioral feeding mechanisms
Author(s)/Inventor(s): Iori, Fabiano Vidoi
Carvalho, Ismar de Souza
Abstract: Caipirasuchus is a sphagesaurid crocodyliform from the Cretaceous of the Bauru Basin. Three species, with terrestrial habits, leaned bodies and measuring less than 1.5 m in length, have been described up to now: Caipirasuchus montealtensis, C. paulistanus and C. stenognathus. Similar to other advanced notosuchians, they present a complex mastication mechanism that includes propalinal movements, side alternation during chewing and tooth-to-tooth occlusion. This study analyzes the anatomic structures and dental wear related to such mastication mechanisms in Caipirasuchus, in corresponding to feeding strategies.
Keywords: Caipirasuchus
Bauru Basin
paleobiology
paleoecology
Crocodyliformes
Cretaceous
Paleobiologia
Crocodilianos
Fósseis
Paleoecologia
Subject CNPq: CNPQ::CIENCIAS EXATAS E DA TERRA::GEOCIENCIAS::GEOLOGIA::PALEONTOLOGIA ESTRATIGRAFICA
Department : Instituto de Geociências
Publisher: Elsevier
In: Cretaceous Research
Volume: 84
Issue: 2018
Issue Date: 2-Dec-2017
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cretres.2017.11.023
Publisher country: Brasil
Language: eng
Right access: Acesso Aberto
ISSN: 0195-6671
Citation: Iori, F.V. & Carvalho, I.S. 2018. The Cretaceous crocodyliform Caipirasuchus: behavioral feeding mechanisms Cretaceous Research, 84(2018): 181-187.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11422/3392
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