Genus: Pissarrachampsa MONTEFELTRO, LARSSON, & LANGER, 2011
Etymology: The epithet is a combination of the local name for the fossil bearing sandstones, picarra, and Greek (Latinized) champsa, "crocodile."
= Genus: Nova MONTEFELTRO & LANGER, 2010

Species: sera MONTEFELTRO, LARSSON, & LANGER, 2011
Etymology: Latin word meaning 'late', in reference to the collection of the holotype. It was the last fossils found during the 2008 expedition and were about to be left behind because of the tight schedule. In addition, sera is also a homage to the Minas Gerais state, where the fossils were found, the flag of which contains Virgil's inscription: "Libertas Quae Sera Tamen", meaning "Freedom Albeit Late".

Holotype: LPRP/USP 0019

Locality: Inhaumas-Arantes Farm, Campina Verde municipality, 19°20'4.18"S, 49°55'12.9"W, Minas Gerias State, Brazil.

Horizon: Vale do Rio do Peixe Formation, Bauru Group.


Age: Turonian Stage, Uppermost Gallic Subepoch-Santonian Stage, Lower Senonian Subepoch, Lower Gulf Epoch, Late Cretaceous.

Material: A nearly complete cranium, lacking only the anteriormost portion of the rostrum, right palpebrals, and mandibles.

Pissarrachampsa serra (modified from Montefeltro et al. 2011).

Pissarrachampsa serra (modified from Montefeltro et al. 2011).

Referred material:

LPRP/USP 0018: A partial rostrum and anterior palate with teh anterior portion of the mandibles articulated.


LPRP/USP 0739: An isoalted pes.

LPRP/USP 0740: Isoalted left ilum.

LPRP/USP 0741: Isoalted right tiba.

LPRP/USP 0742: Isolated left ilum.

LPRP/USP 0743: Partial isoalted left femur.

LPRP/USP 0744: Articulated right femur, tibia, and fibula.

LPRP/USP 0745: Isolated right manus.

LPRP/USP 0746: Isolated right pes.