Qianosuchus

Name: Qianosuchus.
Phonetic: Kwe-an-o-soo-kus.
Named By: C.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬-C.‭ ‬Wu,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Cheng,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Sato‭ ‬& L.‭ ‬Wang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Rauisuchia,‭ ‬Paracrocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Poposauridae.
Species: Q.‭ ‬mixtus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore‭?
Size: Estimated about‭ ‬3.1‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: China‭ ‬-‭ ‬Guanling Formation.
Time period: Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Almost complete and articulated skull and skeleton.

       Qianosuchus is a poposaurid rauisuchian that may have been‭ ‬semi-aquatic,‭ ‬similar to the genus Diandongosuchus in ecological niche.‭ ‬Part of this interpretation comes from the fact that the Qianosuchus holotype was discovered in a deposit that was formed from what seems to have been a lagoon.

Further reading
-‭ ‬An unusual archosaurian from the marine Triassic of China.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Naturwissenschaften‭ ‬93‭(‬4‭)‬:200-206‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Li,‭ ‬X.‭ ‬-C.‭ ‬Wu,‭ ‬Y.‭ ‬Cheng,‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Sato‭ & ‬L.‭ ‬Wang‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.



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