Name: Brachysuchus.
Phonetic: Brak-e-soo-kus.
Named By: E.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Case‭ ‬-‭ ‬1929.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Phytosauria,‭ ‬Phytosauridae.
Species: B.‭ ‬megalodon‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.


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