Named By: E. T. Newton - 1894.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Pseudosuchia, Erpetosuchidae.
Species: E. granti (type).
Size: Skull about 6.5 centimetres long, total body length roughly about 55 centimetres long.
Known locations: Scotland - Lossiemouth Sandstone Formation. USA, Connecticut - New Haven Formation.
Time period: Carnian/Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Two individuals
Erpetosuchus is a genus of small pseudosuchian that lived during the Triassic and is known to have had a distribution reaching across from what is now Scotland to the Eastern United States of America.
- Reptiles from the Elgin Sandstone. Description of two new genera. - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 185:573-607. - E. T. Newton - 1894.
- First record of Erpetosuchus(Reptilia: Archosauria) from the Late Triassic of North America. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20 (4): 633. - P. E. Olsen, H. D. Sues & M. A. Norell - 2000.
- Erpetosuchus, a crocodile-like basal archosaur from the Late Triassic of Elgin, Scotland, Zoological Journals of Linnean Society 136: 25-47. - M. J. Benton & A. D. Walker - 2002.