Name: Rastosuchus.
Phonetic: Ras-to-soo-kus.
Named By: Eliseu Vieira Dias,‭ ‬SÚrgio Dias-da-Silva‭ & ‬Cesar Leandro Schultz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Stereospondyli,‭ ‬Rhinesuchidae.
Species: R.‭ ‬hammeri‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Piscivore/Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Brazil‭ ‬-‭ ‬Rio do Rasto Formation.
Time period: Late Permian.
Fossil representation: Mandibles and partial post cranial skeleton.‭ ‬Partial skull also referred to the genus.

       Rastosuchus is a genus of temnospondyl amphibian known to have lived in South America during the late Permian.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new short-snouted rhinesuchid from the Permian of southern Brazil.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia.‭ ‬23‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬98‭–‬122.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Eliseu Vieira Dias,‭ ‬SÚrgio Dias-da-Silva‭ & ‬Cesar Leandro Schultz‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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