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meaning: "Butcher"
Named By: L. E. Zanno, S. Drymala, S. J. Nesbitt & V. P. Scheider in 2015
Time Period: Late Triassic, 231 Ma
Location: USA, South Carolina - Pekin Formation
Size: Roughly about 3 meters long for the holotype, other individuals might have been larger
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial skull, jaw and partial post cranial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Crocodylomorpha |

Carnufex (meaning "butcher") is an extinct genus of crocodylomorph suchian from the Late Triassic of North America. The genus was first described in 2015 by Zanno et al., who named the binomial Carnufex carolinensis, meaning "Carolina butcher". Two specimens are known, the holotype skull and skeleton NCSM 21558, and the referred humerus NCSM 21623. The specimens are from the Carnian-age Pekin Formation, which dates to 231 million years ago. Carnufex would have been about 3 m (9.8 ft) long and 1.5 m (4.9 ft) tall and walked on its hind legs, although it may have gotten larger.

Read more about Carnufex at Wikipedia
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