Lagosuchus

Name: Lagosuchus ‭(‬Rabbit crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Lah-go-su-kus.
Named By: A.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Romer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1971.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Dinosauromorpha,‭ ‬Lagosuchia.‭
Species: L.‭ ‬talampayensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Roughly about‭ ‬30‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Chaņares Formation.
Time period: Ladinian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skeletal remains.

       A lot has been claimed about Lagosuchus,‭ ‬even claims that it may be ancestral to‭ ‬the‭ ‬dinosaurs.‭ ‬However on the flip side to that the holotype specimen of Lagosuchus is seen as some to be so poorly preserved that Lagosuchus is not determinate enough to refer further remains too,‭ ‬to say anything even about it being identified as an ancestor of dinosaurs.
       A second species of Lagosuchus,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬lilloensis,‭ ‬has now been renamed as a new genus,‭ ‬Marasuchus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬The Chaņares‭ (‬Argentina‭) ‬Triassic reptile fauna.‭ ‬Two new but incompletely known long-limbed pseudosuchians.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Breviora‭ ‬378:1-10‭ ‬-‭ ‬A.‭ ‬S.‭ ‬Romer‭ ‬-‭ ‬1971.
-‭ ‬La evolucion de los dinosaurios carnivoros‭ [‬The evolution of carnivorous dinosaurs‭]‬.‭ ‬by F.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Novas‭ ‬-‭ ‬In Los Dinosaurios y Su Entorno Biotico:‭ ‬Actas del Segundo Curso de Paleontologia in Cuenca.‭ ‬Instituto‭ "‬Juan Valdez‭"‬,‭ ‬Cuenca,‭ ‬Argentina‭ ‬126-163,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Sanz and A.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Buscalioni‭ (‬eds.‭) ‬1992



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