|Named By:||Nesov et al. in 1989|
|Time Period:||Late Cretaceous|
|Location:||Uzbekistan - Bissekty Formation|
|Fossil(s):||Small fragmentary remains|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Reptilia | Crocodylomorpha | Eusuchia ||
Zhyrasuchus is an extinct genus of crocodylomorph that may have been a crocodylid eusuchian, but is only known from scanty material including a frontal (one of the bones of the roof of the skull). Its fossils were found in the Coniacian-age Upper Cretaceous Bissekty Formation of Dzharakhuduk, Uzbekistan. Zhyrasuchus was described in 1989 by Lev Nesov and colleagues. The type species is Z. angustifrons. A 2000 review by Glenn Storrs and Mikhail Efimov could not determine how Zhyrasuchus and the contemporaneous Tadzhikosuchus were related, or even if they were synonyms, due to the poor fossils available.