Named By: E. C. Case - 1929.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Phytosauria, Phytosauridae.
Species: B. megalodon (type).
Known locations: USA, Texas- Colorado City Formation, and Wyoming - Popo Agie Formation.
Time period: Norian/Rhaetian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Several individuals.
Brachysuchus was originally named as a species of Angistorhinus, A. megalodon, but was raised to its own genus in 1929. As a phytosaur Brachysuchus would have resembled a crocodile, though evolutionally speaking there was no direct link to them.
- Description of the skull of a new form of phytosaur with notes on the characters of described North American phytosaurs. - Memoirs of the University of Michigan Museums, Museum of Paleontology 2: 1–56. - E. C. Case - 1929.
- A new taxon of phytosaur (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia) from the Late Triassic (Norian) Sonsela Member (Chinle Formation) in Arizona, and a critical re-evaluation of Leptosuchus Case, 1922. - Palaeontology 53 (5): 997–1022. - Michelle R. Stocker - 2010.