Salisbury, Steven W. and Naish, Darren (2011). Crocodilians. In David Batten and Philip D. Lane (Ed.), English Wealden Fossils (pp. 305-369) Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K.: Paleontological Association.

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Author Salisbury, Steven W.
Naish, Darren
Title of chapter Crocodilians
Title of book English Wealden Fossils
Place of Publication Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K.
Publisher Paleontological Association
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Series Field Guides to Fossils
ISBN 9781444367119
ISSN 0962-5321
Editor David Batten
Philip D. Lane
Volume number 14
Chapter number 24
Start page 305
End page 369
Total pages 65
Total chapters 29
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Crocodilians are a ubiquitous component of the vertebrate fauna of the Wealden Supergroup of southern England. In the past 160 years, 11 species belonging to as many as nine genera have been recognized. Many of these taxa are represented by well-preserved specimens, often comprising complete skulls and articulated or associated postcranial skeletons. In addition, numerous isolated elements, typically teeth, fragmentary crania and postcranial bones have been collected, and formally or informally referred to various taxa. As is common for reptiles from the Wealden Supergroup, our understanding of these fossils has sometimes become clouded by erroneous referrals and unsubstantiated claims of synonymy. Herein we attempt to alleviate these issues through a detailed review of all the key specimens. In the process we recognized a number of new taxa, proposed reassignments of others, emended existing diagnoses and flagged several specimens for detailed descriptions and further taxonomic and phylogenetic appraisal.
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