Name: Gorgetosuchus.
Phonetic: Gor-get-o-su-kus.
Named By: A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Schneider,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Fraser‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Webb‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Pseudosuchia,‭ ‬Aetosauria,‭ ‬Stagonolepididae,‭ ‬Desmatosuchinae.
Species: G.‭ ‬pekinensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Uncertain due to lack of fossil remains.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬North Carolina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Pekin Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Osteoderms.

       Gorgetosuchus is a genus of aetosaur that lived in North America during the late Triassic.‭ ‬At the time of its description,‭ ‬Gorgetosuchus was named upon the basis of osteoderms‭ (‬bony plates‭) ‬that would have gone around the skin.‭ ‬These plates are unique from other aetosaurs in that they reach almost all the way around the neck,‭ ‬and in life they would have given the neck a rough hexagonal cross section.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new aetosaur‭ (‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Suchia‭) ‬from the Upper Triassic Pekin Formation,‭ ‬Deep River Basin,‭ ‬North Carolina,‭ ‬U.S.A.,‭ ‬and its implications for early aetosaur evolution.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬35.‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬P.‭ ‬Schneider,‭ ‬N.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Fraser‭ & ‬R.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Webb‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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