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meaning: "Old nose"
Named By: S. W. Williston in 1904
Time Period: Late Triassic, Carnian
Location: Germany - Hassberge Formation. Poland -Drawno Beds Formation. USA, Arizona - Chinle Formation, Texas - Colorado City Formation, Tecovas Formation, and Wyoming - Popo Agie Formation
Size: Roughly about 2.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Numerous individuals, though often of partial remains
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Crurotarsi | Phytosauria |
Also known as: | Francosuchus angustifrons | Paleorhinus parvus |

Paleorhinus (Greek: "Old Nose") is an extinct genus of basal phytosaur known from the Late Triassic (late Carnian stage) of Texas and Wyoming, United States, Bavaria, Germany and possibly Poland. It contains two valid species, the type species: Paleorhinus bransoni and Paleorhinus angustifrons. Paleorhinus had a length of about 2.5 meters (8.2 feet).

Read more about Paleorhinus at Wikipedia
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