Fossil range: Late Cretaceous-Early Paleocene
| Scientific classification
Thoracosaurus is an extinct genus of gavialoid crocodilian which existed during the Late Cretaceous and early Paleocene. It contains the species Thoracosaurus glyptodon and Thoracosaurus neocesariensis. Its remains have been found in New Jersey, USA. A number of species have been referred to this genus, but most are dubious.
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