Home Previous Random Next Search
Named By: R. Endo in 1940
Time Period: Early Cretaceous
Location: China - Yixian Formation. Japan - Kuwajima Formation, Okurodani Formation
Size: Skull 5 centimetres long, total body length about 40 centimetres
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Many individuals, some almost complete with elements of soft tissue
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Choristodera | Monjurosuchidae |
Also known as: | Rhynchosaurus orientalis |

Monjurosuchus is a genus of choristoderan reptile that lived in what is now China and Japan during the Early Cretaceous. It has large eyes, a rounded skull, robust legs with short claws, and a long, thin tail. Fossils have been found that preserve soft tissue, showing that it had soft skin and webbed feet. Monjurosuchus has been placed in the family Monjurosuchidae along with Philydrosaurus, but the relationships of early choristoderes remains unclear.

Read more about Monjurosuchus at Wikipedia
PaleoCodex is a weekend hack by Saurav Mohapatra