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Re: A Jurassic 'beaver'



Not to be pedantic, but _Monjurosuchus_ is a monjurosuchid choristodere, not a champsosaur (= champsosaurid choristodere).

"Champsosauria" does give 12 Google hits :o)

Monjurosuchids are the baby-caiman mimics, hyphalosaurids are the pachypleurosaur-wannabes, and neochoristoderes (champsosaurids and simoedosaurids) are the gator- and gavial-like ones.

*Simoedosaurus* has even been compared to gars.