Named By: C. Li, X. -C. Wu, Y. Cheng, T. Sato & L. Wang - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Rauisuchia, Paracrocodylomorpha, Poposauridae.
Species: Q. mixtus (type).
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.
- 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.