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Dianosuchus
Fossil range: Early Jurassic
Scientific classification

Class:

Sauropsida

Superorder:

Crocodylomorpha

Suborder:

Protosuchia

Family:

Protosuchidae

Genus:

Dianosuchus Young, 1982

Species:

  • D. changchiawaensis Young, 1982 (type)

Dianosuchus is an extinct genus of protosuchid crocodylomorph. Fossils have been found from the Dark Red Beds of the Lower Lufeng Formation in Yunnan, China, dating back to the Sinemurian stage of the Early Jurassic[1]. It is characterized by an unusually flattened snout compared to other protosuchians, conical isodont teeth that lacked striations, and very small antorbital fenestrae[2].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Young, C.-C. (1982). On a primitive crocodile from Lufeng, Yunnna. Selected Works on Yang Zhungijang. Science Press, Beijing pp. 26-28.
  2. ^ Lucas, S. G. (2001). Chinese fossil vertebrates. Columbia University Press, 375 pp.


External linksEdit

Postosuchus BW

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