|Named By:||Robert Broom in 1905|
|Time Period:||250-230 Ma Early to Middle Triassic|
|Location:||Locations: South Africa|
|Size:||5 meters long. Skull up to one meter long|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Archosauriformes | Erythrosuchidae ||
Erythrosuchus (red crocodile) is an extinct genus of archosauriform reptile from the Triassic of South Africa and Namibia. Remains have been found from the Cynognathus Assemblage Zone of the Beaufort Group in the Karoo of South Africa as well as the Omingonde Formation in Namibia.
In the Late Triassic, the ecological niche left by Erythrosuchus was filled by creatures like Saurosuchus and Postosuchus.