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meaning: "Brave crocodile"
Named By: Harry Govier Seeley in 1887
Time Period: Early Cretaceous
Location: England, Isle of Wight
Size: Unknown
Diet: Carnivore
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.

Read more about Aristosuchus at Wikipedia
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