Name: Compsosuchus ‭(‬Pretty crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Comp-so-soo-kus.
Named By: Charles Alfred Matley‭ & ‬Friedrich von Huene‭ ‬-‭ ‬1933.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauria,‭ ‬Saurischia,‭ ‬Theropoda,‭ ‬Noasauridae.
Species: C.‭ ‬solus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unknown due to incomplete remains.
Known locations: India.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.

       Compsosuchus is considered to be a very dubious genus of dinosaur,‭ ‬not only due to the incomplete remains but the fact that Charles Alfred Matley and Friedrich von Huene also named two other dinosaurs,‭ ‬Indosaurus and Indosuchus that combined with Compsosuchus may actually represent the same genus.‭ ‬Compsosuchus has been considered to be a noasaur theropod,‭ ‬but if it is indeed the same as the previous two mentioned genera,‭ ‬the remains would represent an abelisaur,‭ ‬a theropod group derived from the noasaurs.

Further reading
- The Cretaceous Saurischia and Ornithischia of the Central Provinces of India. - Palaeontologica Indica (New Series), Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India 21(1): 1-74. - F. von Huene & C. A. Matley - 1933.


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