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1 May 2013 New Specimens of ‘CrocodylusPigotti (Crocodylidae) from Rusinga Island, Kenya, and Generic Reallocation of the Species
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Crocodyluspigotti is a relatively small crocodylid from the Miocene of Rusinga Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Known only from one relatively complete skull and limited, fragmentary, referred material, ‘Crocodyluspigotti lacks a detailed description. Moreover, recent analyses have shown ‘Crocodyluspigotti to be an osteolaemine crocodylid, more closely related to the extant dwarf crocodiles (Osteolaemus) than to true Crocodylus. Here, we describe numerous new remains of ‘Crocodyluspigotti recovered from localities within the Fossil Bed Member of the Hiwegi Formation at Kaswanga Point, Rusinga Island. We recovered parts of several individuals and report on previously unknown parts of the anatomy, provide an updated phylogenetic analysis, and reallocate the species ‘Crocodyluspigotti to a new genus, Brochuchus.

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Jack L. Conrad, Kirsten Jenkins, Thomas Lehmann, Fredrick K. Manthi, Daniel J. Peppe, Sheila Nightingale, Adam Cossette, Holly M. Dunsworth, William E. H. Harcourt-Smith, and Kieran P. McNulty "New Specimens of ‘CrocodylusPigotti (Crocodylidae) from Rusinga Island, Kenya, and Generic Reallocation of the Species," Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(3), (1 May 2013).
Received: 24 February 2012; Accepted: 14 October 2012; Published: 1 May 2013

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