Named By: Albert G. Sellés, Alejandro Blanco, Bernat Vila, Josep Marmi, Francisco J. López-Soriano, Sergio Llácer, Jaime Frigola, Miquel Canals & Ŕngel Galobart - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Suchia, Crocodylomorpha, Crocodyliformes, Sebecosuchia, Sebecia, Sebecidae.
Species: O. furatus (type).
Size: Holotype roughly estimated to be about 90 centimetres long.
Known locations: Spain - Tremp Formation.
Time period: Maastrichtian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and post cranial remains.
is a genus of sebecosuchian crocodile
and a very important one;
Ogresuchus is the first known of its kind
discovered in a Mesozoic
aged deposit, in this instance the very latest stage of the
Cretaceous. This clearly indicates that the Sebecosuchians clearly
had their origins in the Mesozoic, though not coming to prominence
until later in the early stages of the Cenozoic. Ogresuchus
expected to have been a predator of small animals, perhaps even the
infant juveniles of the late Cretaceous dinosaurs.
- A small Cretaceous crocodyliform in a dinosaur nesting ground and the origin of sebecids. - Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 15293. - Albert G. Sellés, Alejandro Blanco, Bernat Vila, Josep Marmi, Francisco J. López-Soriano, Sergio Llácer, Jaime Frigola, Miquel Canals & Ŕngel Galobart - 2020.