Name: Brachygnathosuchus.
Phonetic: Brak-e-nay-fo-soo-kus.
Named By: C.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Mook‭ ‬-‭ ‬1921.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauromorpha,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Crocodilia.
Species: B.‭ ‬braziliensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
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.

Further reading
- Brachygnathosuchus braziliensis,‭ ‬a new fossil crocodilian from Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History‭ ‬44:43-49.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Mook‭ ‬-‭ ‬1921.


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