Name: Dolerosaurus.
Phonetic: Dol-er-o-sore-us.
Named By: R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.
Synonyms: Francosuchus trauthi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Tetrapoda.
Species: D.‭ ‬trauthi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain but probable carnivore.
Size: Unknown.
Known locations: Austria‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lunz Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Fragment of a rostrum.

       In‭ ‬1939‭ ‬Friedrich von Huene named a new species of the phytosaur Francosuchus,‭ ‬F.‭ ‬trauthi‭ ‬based upon a small fragment of rostrum.‭ ‬A new study conducted in‭ ‬2013‭ ‬by Butler however found this fragment to simply no be diagnostic enough to warrant its inclusion within the Francosuchus genus,‭ ‬and gave it is own genus Dolerosaurus.‭ ‬Unfortunately very little can be said about Dolerosaurus given that its holotype fossil is so little,‭ ‬which is why at the time of writing it is not said to be more other than a tetrapod.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Ein primitiver Phytosaurier in der jüngeren nordost-alpinen Trias.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zentralblatt für Mineralogie,‭ ‬Geologie und Paläontologie,‭ ‬Abteilung B‭ ‬1939:139-144.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Friedrich von Huene‭ ‬-‭ ‬1939.
-‭ ‬Francosuchus‭' ‬trauthi is not Paleorhinus:‭ ‬Implications for Late Triassic vertebrate biostratigraphy.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬33‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬858‭–‬864.‭ ‬-‭ ‬R.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Butler‭ ‬-‭ ‬2013.


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