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meaning: "Leaf tooth crocodile"
Named By: J. D. Harris, S. G. Lucas, J. W. Estep & J. Li in 2000
Time Period: Early Jurassic
Location: China - Lufeng Formation
Size: Holotype skull 71.4 millimetres long
Diet: Herbivore/Ominvore
Fossil(s): Partial skull and jaws
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Diapsida | Archosauria | Crocodylomorpha | Sphenosuchia |

Phyllodontosuchus (Ancient Greek, meaning "leaf tooth crocodile", in reference to the shape of the middle and posterior teeth) is a genus of sphenosuchian, a type of basal crocodylomorph, the clade that comprises the crocodilians and their closest kin. It is known from a skull and jaws from Lower Jurassic rocks of Yunnan, China. Phyllodontosuchus is unusual because some of its teeth were leaf-shaped, like those of some herbivorous dinosaurs, and it does not appear to have been a strict carnivore like most other crocodylomorphs.

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