‘ Thoracosaurus ’ cherifiensis Lavocat, 1955, a longirostrine from the late Lower Cretaceous of Morocco and Algeria, is attributed to Elosuchus, n. g., with another species, E. felixi n. sp., from In Abangarit (Niger), of the same age. Stolokrosuchus from the Lower Cretaceous of Niger is also referred to the new family Elosuchidae. Synapomorphies and grades are indicated for the families of ‘mesosuchian’ longirostrine crocodiles, but no synapomorphy has been found to unite the families, except perhaps for the Thalattosuchia.
Crocodylia, Cretaceous, North of Africa, new taxa, mesouchian, longirostrine