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meaning: "Riley's crocodile"
Named By: Oskar Kuhn in 1961
Time Period: Late Triassic
Location: England
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore
Fossil(s): Two vertebrae and a humerus have been attributed to the genus
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Archosaouromorpha | Phytosauria |

Rileyasuchus (meaning "Riley's crocodile") is a genus of phytosaur from the Rhaetian (Late Triassic) of England. It has a confusing history, being associated with the taxonomy of Palaeosaurus and Thecodontosaurus, and being a replacement name for a preoccupied genus (Rileya, which had already been used by Howard (or Ashmead; it's unclear which one has priority, but they apparently are the same animal) in 1888 for a hymenopteran).

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