Named By: Richard J. Butler, Sterling J. Nesbitt, Alan J. Charig, David J. Gower & Paul M. Barrett - 2018.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Suchia, Paracrocodylomorpha, Loricata.
Species: M. tanyauchen (type).
Size: Larger individuals roughly up 3 to 3.1 meters long.
Known locations: Tanzania - Manda Formation.
Time period: Ladinian/Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull bones and partial post cranial remains.
named as part of a doctorial dissertation by Alan J. Charig in
1956, Mandasuchus was formally established as a
distinct genus in
2018. Mandasuchus is a genus of loricatan
pseudosuchian that lived
in Africa during the Triassic. Mandasuchus would
have been a predator
of other terrestrial animals, possibly up to equal size to itself.
- New Triassic archosaurs from Tanganyika, including Mandasuchus and Teleocrater: Dissertation Abstracts. Cambridge University. - Alan J. Charig - 1956.
- Mandasuchus tanyauchen, gen. et sp. nov., a pseudosuchian archosaur from the Manda Beds (?Middle Triassic) of Tanzania. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 37 (Supplement to No. 6): 96–121. - Richard J. Butler, Sterling J. Nesbitt, Alan J. Charig, David J. Gower & Paul M. Barrett - 2018.