Named By: A. B. Heckert & S. G. Lucas - 1999.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Aetosauria, Stagonolepididae.
Species: C. kahleorum (type), C. chathamensis.
Size: Roughly about 1.5 meters long.
Known locations: USA, North Carolina - Pekin Formation, Texas - Colorado City Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
is a genus of aetosaur that lived in North America during the late
Triassic. Like relatives, Coahomasuchus had
plate like osteoderms
that ran down the length of the back and under the throat. With a
length of about one and a half meters, Coahomasuchus
is one of the
- A new aetosaur (Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Upper Triassic of Texas and the phylogeny of aetosaurs. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:50-68. - A. B. Heckert & S. G. Lucas - 1999.
- A new species of Coahomasuchus (Archosauria, Aetosauria) from the Upper Triassic Pekin Formation, Deep River Basin, North Carolina. - Journal of Paleontology. 91 (1): 162–178. - A. B. Heckert, N. C. Fraser & V. P. Schneider - 2017.