Name: Kayentasuchus ‭(‬Kayenta Crocodile,‭ ‬named after the Kayenta Formation‭)‬.
Phonetic: Kay-en-tah-soo-kus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clark‭ & ‬H.-D.‭ ‬Sues‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Sphenosuchidae.
Species: K.‭ ‬walkeri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Arizona‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kayenta Formation.
Time period: Sinemurian-Pliensbachian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial postcranial skeletal remains.

       Kayentasuchus is a genus of small sphenosuchian crocodilomorph that lived in the south-west of the USA during the early Jurassic.‭ ‬Overall Kayentasuchus is noted for having a gracile build with slender limbs.‭ ‬The front of the skull is narrow with the lower jaw curved upwards,‭ ‬indicating that Kayentasuchus may have been quite specialised in their feeding habits.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Two new basal crocodylomorph archosaur from the Lower Jurassic and the monophyly of the Sphenosuchia.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬136:77-95.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Clark‭ & ‬H.-D.‭ ‬Sues‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.


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