Ikechosaurus

Ikechosaurus
Temporal range: Valanginian–Aptian
Fossil specimen, Beijing Museum of Natural History
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Choristodera
Suborder: Neochoristodera
Genus: Ikechosaurus
Sigogneau-Russell, 1981
Closeup of the skull

Ikechosaurus is an extinct genus of choristodere reptile which existed in China and Mongolia during the Early Cretaceous. It contains the species Ikechosaurus sunailinae and Ikechosaurus gaoi. It belongs to the crocodilian-like clade Neochoristodera and was initially assigned to the Champsosauridae by Sigogneau-Russell (1981). Compared to other neochoristoderes, Ikechosaurus has a rather simple dentition, lacking the speciations seen in latter species. It also has parasphenoid palatal teeth, a feature not seen in any other choristodere.



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