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Ornithosuchidae
Fossil range: Late Triassic
Venaticosuchus BW
Venaticosuchus
Scientific classification

Class

Sauropsida

Subclass

Diapsida

Infraclass

Archosauromorpha

(Unranked)

Archosauria

Family

Ornithosuchidae

Genera



Ornithosuchidae is an extinct family of quadrupedal and facultatively bipedal crurotarsan archosaurs. These carnivores were geographically widespread during the Late Triassic. Three genera, Ornithosuchus, Venaticosuchus and Riojasuchus are presently known.

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Archosauromorphs
Primitive ArchosauromorphsEuparkeriidae • Erythrosuchidae • Proterochampsidae • Proterosuchidae • Choristodera • Prolacertiformes • Rhynchosauria • Trilophosauria

Crurotarsi ArchosaursOrnithosuchidae • Aetosauria • Phytosauria • Rauisuchia • Crocodylomorpha • Crocodilia

Avemetatarsalia and Ornithodira ArchosaursScleromochlus • Pterosauria • Dinosauromorpha • Dinosauria • Ornithischia • Saurischia • Aves

Avian ArchosaursAvialae • Archaeopteryx • Confuciusornis • Ichthyornis • Enantiornithes • Hesperornithes • Neornithes • Paleognathae • Neognathae
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