Paludirex gracilis (Willis & Molnar, 1997)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pallimnarchus gracilis Willis & Molnar, 1997 (original combination)


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene (Ristevski et al., 2020)



eastern Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Willis, P. M. A. and Molnar, Ralph E. (1997). Identification of large reptilian teeth from Plio-Pleistocene deposits of Australia. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 130(3-4): 79-92.


Other references:

Archer, Michael, Arena, Derrick A. et al. (2006). Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland. Alcheringa, Special Issue 1: 1-17.

Dodson, John et al. (1993). Humans and megafauna in a late Pleistocene environment from Cuddie Springs, north western New South Wales. Archaeology in Oceania 28(2): 94-99.

Hocknull, Scott A. et al. (2020). Extinction of eastern Sahul megafauna coincides with sustained environmental deterioration. Nature Communications 11: 2250.

Ristevski J, Yates AM, Price GJ, Molnar RE, Weisbecker V, Salisbury SW. (2020). Australia’s prehistoric ‘swamp king’: revision of the Plio-Pleistocene crocodylian genus Pallimnarchus de Vis, 1886. PeerJ 8:e10466

Sobbe IH, Price GJ, Knezour RA. 2013. A ziphodont crocodile from the late Pleistocene King Creek catchment, Darling Downs, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum-Nature 56(2):601-606


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