- Litargosuchus leptorhynchus
- Clark & Sues, 2002
- Meaning of generic name
- From Greek litargos, running fast, and Greek soukhos, crocodile
- Meaning of specific name
- From Greek leptos, thin, delicate, and Greek rhynchos , snout, muzzle
- Skull length: , Length:
- Holotype (BP/1/5237): skull, mandible and much of the postcranial skeleton, first identified as Pedeticosaurus sp. by Gow & Kitching (1988).
- Age and Distribution
- Horizon: Upper Elliot Formation (Stormberg Group). Early Jurassic
Locality: farm Eagles Crag, Barkley East, South Africa
- Archosauromorpha Crurotarsi Paracrocodylomorpha Sphenosuchia Sphenosuchidae
- Further Reading
- Clark, J. M., and Sues, H.-D., 2002. Two new basal crocodylomorph archosaurs from the Lower Jurassic and the monophyly of the sphenosuchia: In: Archosaurian anatomy and palaeontology. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, v. 136, p. 77-95.
- Pedeticosaurus sp. Gow & Kitching, 1988
Thursday, 28 November 2013
This small and slender sphenosuchian shows adaptation for a cursorial habit. It is known from a single partial skeleton of a possible juvenile.