An extinct Pleistocene endemic mekosuchine crocodylian from Fiji

R. E. Molnar, T. Worthy, P. M.A. Willis

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Abstract

Isolated cranial and postcranial elements represent a new genus and species of endemic crocodilian, Volia athollandersoni, from presumed Pleistocene cave deposits of Fiji. Preliminary phylogenetic assessment indicates that it is a mekosuchine crocodylid. This material sheds further light on the Pleistocene tetrapod fauna of the southwestern Pacific islands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-628
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Vertebrate Paleontology
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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