ⓘ Rhacheosaurus

                                     

ⓘ Rhacheosaurus

Rhacheosaurus is an extinct genus of marine crocodyliform belonging to the family Metriorhynchidae. The genus was established by Christian von Meyer in 1831 for skeletal remains from the Tithonian of Germany.

                                     
  • metriorhynchids Metriorhynchus, Gracilineustes, Cricosaurus, Maledictosuchus and Rhacheosaurus The last three taxa form a tribe within Metriorhynchinae, the Rhacheosaurini
  • Reithrodontomys gracilis, the slender harvest mouse, a rodent species Rhacheosaurus gracilis, an extinct marine crocodyliform species from the Late Jurassic
  • Wagner in 1858 has since been reclassified as a junior synonym of Rhacheosaurus gracilis. Fossil specimens referrable to Cricosaurus are known from
  • G. araucanensis were actually examples of the related Cricosaurus. Rhacheosaurus gracilis, another long - snouted species, was also at one time considered
  • serrated teeth. The remaining two species Cricosaurus suevicus and Rhacheosaurus gracilis and the teleosaurid Steneosaurus would have fed mostly on
  • the Tethys Ocean. Fossil crocodiles, such as Geosaurus, Cricosaurus, Rhacheosaurus and Steneosaurus are all known from quarries near Monheim, while Archaeopteryx
  • Revueltosaurus Rhabdognathus Rhabdosaurus - junior synonym of Rhabdognathus Rhacheosaurus Rhadinosaurus - possible junior synonym of Doratodon Rhamphosuchus
  •   Rhacheosaurus gracilis