|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|
|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.