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Named By: J. F. Bonaparte in 1971
Time Period: Late Triassic
Location: Argentina - Ischigualasto Formation
Size: Up to 2 meters long
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Skull
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Archosauria | Pseudosuchia | Ornithosuchidae |

Venaticosuchus is a genus of Late Triassic quadrupedal crurotarsan archosaur. It was a medium-sized predator, reaching up to 2 m (7 ft) in length. Originally it was thought to be the ancestor to the carnosaur dinosaurs (which then included Tyrannosaurus); however, now it is known to be more closely related to crocodilians than dinosaurs. It was a carnivore.

Read more about Venaticosuchus at Wikipedia
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