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meaning: "Lizard crocodile"
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
Diet: Carnivore
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.

Read more about Saurosuchus at Wikipedia
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