|Named By:||J. F. Bonaparte in 1971|
|Time Period:||Late Triassic|
|Location:||Argentina - Ischigualasto Formation|
|Size:||Up to 2 meters long|
|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.