Riojasuchus

Name: Riojasuchus.
Phonetic: Re-o-jah-su-kus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte‭ ‬-‭ ‬1969.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Pseudosuchia,‭ ‬Ornithosuchidae.
Species: R.‭ ‬tenuisceps‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull‭ ‬25‭ ‬centimetres long.‭ ‬Roughly estimated to be about‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Los Colorados Formation.
Time period: Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: ‭B‬ased upon almost compete skull and partial post cranial skeletal remains.‭ ‬Fossil remains of at least four individuals are now known.

        Riojasuchus is a genus of ornithosuchid pseudosuchian that lived during the late Triassic.‭ ‬At the time of writing the Ornithosuchidae is a small group of pseudosuchian archosaurs that aside from Riojasuchus,‭ ‬only contains Ornithosuchus and Venaticosuchus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Dos nuevas‭ "‬faunas‭" ‬de reptiles triasicos de Argentina‭ [‬Two new reptilian‭ "‬faunas‭" ‬of the Argentine Triassic‭]‬.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Gondwana Stratigraphy‭ (‬IUGS Symposium,‭ ‬Buenos Aires‭) ‬2:283-306.‭ ‬-‭ ‬J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte‭ ‬-‭ ‬1969.



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