|Named By:||E. C. Case in 1929|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, Carnian|
|Location:||USA, Texas- Colorado City Formation, and Wyoming - Popo Agie Formation|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Phytosauria | Phytosauridae ||
Brachysuchus is an extinct genus of phytosaur known from the late Triassic period (Carnian stage) of Dockum Group in Texas, United States. It is known from the holotype UMMP 10336 is composed of a skull, lower jaws and partial postcranium and from the associated paratype UMMP 14366, nearly complete skull, recovered from the 'Pre-Tecovas Horizon' in the Dockum Group. It was first named by Case in 1929 and the type species is Brachysuchus megalodon. Its closest relative was Angistorhinus.