Named By: Hans-Dieter Sues, Adam J. Fitch & Robin L. Whatley - 2020.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Rhynchosauria, Rhynchosauridae, Hyperodapedontinae.
Species: O.bairdi (type).
Known locations: Canada, Nova Scotia - Wolfville Formation.
Time period: Carnian/Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and mandible.
is a genus of rhynchosaur
that lived in North America during the late
Triassic. Oryctorhynchus would have fed upon low
- A new rhynchosaur (Reptilia, Archosauromorpha) from the Upper Triassic of eastern North America. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. - Hans-Dieter Sues, Adam J. Fitch & Robin L. Whatley - 2020.