Named By: C. C. Mook - 1921.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Archosauromorpha, Crocodylomorpha, Crocodilia.
Species: B. braziliensis (type).
Size: Unknown due to lack of remains.
Known locations: Brazil.
Time period: Pliocene?
Fossil representation: Partial ramus of a dentary (lower jaw). An eroded osteoderm is also attributed to the genus.
Brachygnathosuchus is a problematic genus of crocodile because so far it is only known from a small portion of a lower jaw and possible osteoderm. A partial mandible that was moved from Dinoschus into Brachygnathosuchus was later moved again into Purussaurus.
- Brachygnathosuchus braziliensis, a new fossil crocodilian from Brazil. - Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 44:43-49. - C. C. Mook - 1921.