|Named By:||Osvaldo Reig in 1959|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic, 231.4 Ma|
|Location:||Argentina, San Juan Province - Ischigualasto Formation|
|Size:||Usually estimated at 7 meters long, incomplete remains make this uncertain with a full range of size estimates being between 6 and 9 meters long|
|Fossil(s):||Skull, initially deformed by fossilisation process. Partial post cranial remains are also known including, dorsal vertebrae, osteoderms and parts of the pelvis|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Rauisuchia | Paracrocodylomorpha | Loricata ||
Saurosuchus (meaning "lizard crocodile" in Greek) is an extinct genus of paracrocodylomorph. With a length of around 7 m (23 ft), Saurosuchus walked on four fully erect limbs. It lived in the Late Triassic of Argentina. It was considered a member of Rauisuchia, although now it is considered part of the more basal Loricata, a clade comprising both Rauisuchia and the true Crocodylians.