|Named By:||J. M. Clark & H.inD. Sues in 2002|
|Time Period:||Early Jurassic|
|Location:||South Africa - Elliot Formation|
|Size:||Skull roughly 7 centimetres long|
|Fossil(s):||Complete skull and partial post cranial skeleton|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Crocodylomorpha | Sphenosuchia | Sphenosuchidae ||
Litargosuchus ("fast running crocodile") is an extinct genus of sphenosuchian crocodylomorph from the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Its remains were originally described by Gow and James Kitching in 1988 as belonging to Pedeticosaurus sp. . The fossils was re-described in 2002 by James Clark and Hans-Dieter Sues, who erected a new generic name for the specimen.
The type species is L. leptorhynchus, for its thin and delicate muzzle.