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Archosaurs/Archosauromorphs (General)
  • Brusatte, Stephen L., Benton, Michael J., Desojo, Julia B. and Langer, Max C.(2010) 'The higher-level phylogeny of Archosauria (Tetrapoda: Diapsida)', Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 8: 1, 3-47 online


Crurotarsans
                                                                                                                                                   
    Paleogeographic map of the Late Triassic (220 Ma) by Ron Blakey
  • Of the Triassic:
    • Alcober, Oscar and J. Michael Parrish (1997) 'A New Poposaurid from the Upper Triassic of Argentina', Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17: 548-556 online
    • Alcober, O. (2000). 'Redescription of the skull of Saurosuchus galilei (Archosauria: Rauisuchidae)'. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20: 302–316. online
    • Ballew, K.L. (1989). "A phylogenetic analysis of Phytosauria from the Late Triassic of the western United States." In Lucas, S.G. and Hunt, A.P. (eds). Dawn of the Age of Dinosaurs in the American Southwest. New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque. online
    • Barberena, M. C. (1978) 'A huge thecodont skull from the Triassic of Brazil.' Pesquisas, 7, 111–129.
    • Camp, C.L. (1930). 'A study of the phytosaurs with description of new material from western North America." Memoirs of the University of California 10: 1-174
    • Case, E. C. (1922) ‘New reptiles and stegocephalians from the Upper Triassic of western Texas.’ Carnegie Institution of Washington, Publication 321: 1-84.
    • Chatterjee, S. (1993) 'Shuvosaurus, a new theropod', National Geographic Research and Exploration, 9, 274–285.
    • Colbert, E. H. (1947) ‘Studies of the phytosaurs Machaeroprosopus and Rutiodon.’ Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 88: 53-96.
    • Cope, E. D. (1875) Report on the geology of that part of northwestern New Mexico examined during the field season of 1874; pp. 61-97 of separate issue, 981-1017 of full report, Annual Report upon the Georaphical Explorations West of the 100th Meridian [Wheeler Survey], Appendix LL, Annual Report Chief of Engineers for 1875.
    • Cope, E. D. (1881). 'Belodon in New Mexico' American Naturalist 15: 922-923
    • Doyle, K. D., and H.-D. Sues. (1995) 'Phytosaurs (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Upper Triassic New Oxford Formation of York County, Pennsylvania.' Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15:545-553.
    • Emmons, E. (1856) ‘Geological report on the Midland Counties of North Carolina’ George P. Putnam and Co., New York.
    • Huene, F. von. (1913) ‘A new phytosaur from the Palisades near New York.’ Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 32: 275-284
    • Huene, F. von (1942)" Die fossilen Reptilien des s¨udamerikanischen Gondwanalandes." Ergebnisse der Sauriergrabung in S¨udbrasilien 1928/29. C. H. Beck’sche Verlag, Munich, 332 pp.
    • Hungerbühler, A. (2002). "The Late Triassic phytosaur Mystriosuchus westphali with a revision of the genus." Palaeontology 45:377-418 online
    • Hunt, A. P. (1993) 'The taxonomic status of Arizonasaurus Welles, 1948 from the Holbrook Member of the Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic: Early Anisian) of northeastern Arizona. In The nonmarine Triassic.' New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. no. 3. (ed. S. G. Lucas &M.Morales), pp. 213–218.
    • Krebs, B. (1976) 'Pseudosuchia' Pp. 40–98 in O. Kuhn (ed.) Handbuch der Pal¨aoherpeteologie, 13. Gustav-Fischer, Stuttgart.
    • Lawler, D. A. (1979) 'Osteological variation in the phytosaur Rutiodon tenuis from Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.' Unpublished M.A, thesis, University of California, Berkely.
    • Long, R. A. and P. A. Murry (1995) ‘Late Triassic (Carnian and Norian) Tetrapods from the Southwestern United States.’ Bulletin of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History no. 3
    • Lucas, S. G., A. B. Heckert, and A. P. Hunt. (2002) "A new species of the aetosaur Typothorax (Archosauria: Stagonolepidisae) from the Upper Triassic of east-central New Mexico." New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 21: 221-233
    • Lucas, S.G. and A.P. Hunt (1993) 'Tetrapod biochronology of the Chinle Group (Upper Triassic), western United States." New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 3: 327-329
    • Mehl, M.G. (1928) 'Pseudopalatus pristinus, a new genus and species of phytosaurs from Arizona." University of Missouri Studies 3: 1-22
    • Nesbitt, S. J. (2003) ‘Arizonasaurus and its implications for archosaur divergence.’ Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 270: s234-s237 online
    • Nesbitt, S. J. (2005) ‘Osteology of the Middle Triassic pseudosuchian archosaur Arizonasaurus babbitti.’ Historical Biology 17: 19-47 online
    • Parker, W.G. and R. B. Irmis (2006). "A new species of the Late Triassic phytosaur Pseudopalatus (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) from Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona." Museum of Northern Arizona Bulletin 62: 126-143 online
    • Romer, A. S. (1966) Vertebrate Paleontology, 3rd edition, Chicago (Univ. Press)
    • Small, B. J. (2002) "Cranial anatomy of Desmatosuchus haplocerus (Reptilia: Archosauria: Stagonolepididae)" Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 139: 97-111 online
    • Welles, S. P. (1947) ‘Vertebrates from the Upper Moenkopi Formation of the Northern Arizona.’ Univ. California Publ. Geol. Sci. 27: 241–294
    • Zeigler, K.E., S.G. Lucas, and A.B. Heckert (2002) 'The Late Triassic Canjilon quarry (Upper Chinle Group, New Mexico) phytosaur skulls: evidence of sexual dimorphism in phytosaurs.' New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 21: 179-188
    • Zeigler, K.E., S.G. Lucas, and A.B. Heckert (2003) 'Variation in the Late Triassic Canjilon quarry (Upper Chinle Group, New Mexico) phytosaur skulls: evidence of sexual dimorphism.' Palaontologische Zeitschrift 77: 341-351
                                                                                                                                            
      Paleogeographic map of the Middle Jurassic (170 Ma) by Ron Blakey
  • Of  the Jurassic:
    • Buchy, M-C, P. Vignaud, E. Frey, W. Stinnesbeck, and A. H. G. Gonzalez (2006) "A new thalattosuchian crocodyliform from the Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) of northeastern Mexico" Comptes Rendus Palevol 5: 785-794
    • Cau, A. and F. Fanti. (2010) "The oldest known metriorhynchid crocodylian from the Middle Jurassic of North-eastern Italy: Neptunidraco ammoniticus gen. et sp. nov." Gondwana Research.
    • Cuvier, G. (1824) "Sur les ossements fossiles de crocodiles," 5. In: Dufour, D’Occagne, eds. Recherches sur les ossements fossiles, 2nd édn. Paris: Dufour & d’Occagne, 143–160.
    • Debelmas, J., and A. Strannoloubsky (1957) "Decouverte d'un crocodilien dans le Neocomien de La Martre (Var) Dacosaurus lapparenti n. sp." Travaux Laboratorie de Geologie de l'universite de Grenoble 33:89-99
    • Fernández, M. and Z. Gasparini. (2008) “Salt glands in the Jurassic metriorhynchid Geosaurus: implications for the evolution of osmoregulation in Mesozoic crocodyliforms.” Naturwissenschaften 95: 79-84
    • Fraas, E. (1901) "Die Meerkrokodile (Thalattosuchia n. g.) eine neue Sauriergruppe der Juraformation." Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg 57: 409–418.
    • Frey, E., M-C Buchy, W. Stinnesbeck, and J. G. López-Oliva. (2002) "Geosaurus vignaudi n. sp. (Crocodylia, Thalattosuchia), first evidence of metriorhynchid crocodilians in the Late Jurassic (Tithonian) of central-east Mexico (State of Puebla)." Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 39: 1467–1483.
    • Gasparini, Z.B., and D. Dellapé. (1976) "Un nuevo cocodrilo marino (Thalattosuchia, Metriorhynchidae) de la Formación Vaca Muerta (Jurasico, Tithoniano) de la Provincia de Neuquén (República Argentina)." Congreso Geológico Chileno 1: c1–c21.
    • Hua, S. (1994) "Hydrodynamique et modalitée d’allègement chez Metrorhynchus supercilosus (Crocodylia, Thalattosuchia): implications paléologique.” Neues Jahrbuch für Paläontologie – Abhandlungen 193: 1-19
    • Leonardi, P. (1956) "Notizie preliminari sul ‘Coccodrillo di Portomaggiore’." Bollettino della Società Geologica Italiana 75: 88–90.
    • Massare, J. A. (1988) “Swimming capabilities of Mesozoic marine reptiles: implications for methods of predation.” Paleobiology 14: 187-205
    • Steel, R. (1973) Crocodylia. Handbuch der Paläoherpetologie, Teil 16. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Verlag.
    • Von Sömmerring, S. T. (1816) "Ueber die Lacerta gigantean der Vorwelt". Denkschriften in Königlichen Akademie der Wisseschaften zu Münch 6: Classe der Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften 37-59
    • Wagner, A. (1852) "Neu-aufgefundene saurier-veberreste aus den lithographischer Schiefern ind den obern Juralke." Abhandlungen der Mathemat.-Physikalischen Classe der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 6: 661–710.
    • Wagner, A. (1858) "Zur Kenntniss der Sauier aus den lithographischen Schiefen." Abhandlungen der Mathemat.- Physikalischen Classe der Königlich Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 8: 415-528
    • Wilkinson, L. E., M. T. Young, and M. J. Benton. (2008) "A new metriorhynchid crocodile (Mesoeucrocodylia: Thalattosuchia) from the Kimmeridgian (Upper Jurassic) of Wiltshire, UK." Palaeontology 51: 1307–1333.
    • Young, M. T. and M. B. Andrade (2009) "What is Geosaurus? Redescription of Geosaurus giganteus (Thalattosuchia: Metriorhynchidae) from the Upper Jurassic of Bayern, Germany" Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 157: 551-585 
    • Young, M. T., S. L. Brusatte, M. Ruta, and M. B. Andrade (2010) "The evolution of Metriorhynchoidea (mesoeucrocodylia, thalattosuchia): an integrated approach using geometric morphometrics, analysis of disparity, and biomechanics" Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 158: 801-859
                                                                                                                                         
      Paleogeographic map of the LateCretaceous (90 Ma) by Ron Blakey
  • Of the Cretaceous:
    • Carvalho, I. S., A. C. A. Campos, and P. H. Nobre. (2005) "Baurusuchus salgadoensis, a New Crocodylomorph from the Bauru Basin (Cretaceous), Brazil." Gondwana Research 8: 11-30
    • Fulfaro, V. J., J. A. J. Perinotto, and J. H. Barcelos. (1994) "A margem goiana do Grupo Bauru: implicações na litoestratigrafia e paleogeografia." In: Simp. Sobre o Cretáceo do Brasil, 3: 81-84
    • Gasparini, Z.B., M. Fernandez, and J. Powell. (1993) "New tertiary Sebecosuchians (Crocodylomorpha) from South America: phylogenetic implications." Historical Biology 7: 1-19
    • Martin, E. J., M. Rabi, and Z. Csiki. (2010) "Survival of Theriosuchus (Mesoeucrocodylia: Atoposauridae) in a Late Cretaceous archipelago: a new species from the Maastrichtian of Romania." Naturwissenschaften.
    • Nascimento, P. M. and H. Zaher. (2010) "A New Species of Baurusuchus (Crocodyliformes, Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Upper Cretaceour of Brazil, with the First Complete Postcranial Skeleton Described for the Family Baurusuchidae." Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia 50: 323-361
    • Pol, D. (2005) "Postcranial remains of Notosuchus terrestris (Archosauria: Crocodyliformes) from the upper Cretaceous of Patagonia, Argentina." Ameghiniana 42:1‑17
    • Price, L. I. (1945) "A new Reptile from the Cretaceous of Brazil." Notas Preliminares e Estudos – Ministério da Agricultura, Divisão de Geologia e Mineralogia, Rio de Janeiro 25:1‑9
                                                                                                                                                  
    Paleogeographic map of the Oligocene (35 Ma) by Ron Blakey
  • Of the Cenozoic:
    • Kotsakis, T., M. Delfino, and P. Piras. (2004) "Italian Cenozoic crocodilians: taxa, timing, and paleobiogeographic implications." Palaeogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology. 210: 67-87
    • Li, J. (1984) "A new species of Planocrania from Hengdong, Hunan." Vertebrata PalAsiatica. 22: 123-132
    • Maskey, T. M. (1999) "Status and Conservation of Gharial in Nepal" ENVIS 2: 95-99
    • Rossmann, T. (1998) “Studien an känozoishen Krokodilen: 2. Taxonomishe Revision der Familie Pristichampsidae Efimov (Crocodylia, Eusuchia).” Neues Jahrbuch für Paläontologie - Abhandlungen. 210: 85-128
    • Whitaker, R. (2007) "The Gharial: Going Extinct Again" Iguana 14: 25 - 33



Triassic-Jurassic Extinction
  • Whiteside, Jessica H., Paul E. Olsen, Timothy Eglinton, Michael E. Brookfielf, and Raymond N. Sambrotto (2010) 'Compound-specific carbon isotopes from earth's largest flood basalt eruptions directly linked to the end-Triassic mass extinction' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 6721-6725 online

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