|Named By:||Harry Govier Seeley in 1887|
|Time Period:||Early Cretaceous|
|Location:||England, Isle of Wight|
|Fossil(s):||Femur, sacrum, pubis and some vertebrae|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Dinosauria | Saurischia | Theropoda | Coelurosauria | Compsognathidae ||
|Also known as:||| Poekilopleuron pusillus | Poekilopleuron minor ||
Aristosuchus was a small coelurosaurian dinosaur, whose name was derived from the Greek aristos (bravest, best, noblest) and soukhos, the Ancient Greek corruption of the name of the Egyptian crocodile-headed god Sobek. It shared many characteristics with birds.