Name: Rugarhynchos.
Phonetic: Ru-gah-rin-kos.
Named By: B.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Wynd,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Stocker‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauromorpha,‭ ‬Proterochampsia,‭ ‬Doswelliidae.
Species: R.‭ ‬sixmilensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬New Mexico‭ ‬-‭ ‬Bluewater Creek Formation.
Time period: Late Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull and‭ ‬post cranial skeleton.

       Originally named as a species of Doswellia,‭ ‬Rugarhynchos is a genus of proterochampsian archosauromorph that lived in North America during the late Triassic.‭ ‬Rugarhynchos is noted for the shortness of its snout when compared to other doswelliids.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new species of the enigmatic archosauromorph Doswellia from the Upper Triassic Bluewater Creek Formation,‭ ‬New Mexico,‭ ‬USA.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Palaeontology.‭ ‬55‭ (‬6‭)‬:‭ ‬1333‭–‬1348.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Andrew B.‭ ‬Heckert,‭ ‬Spencer G.‭ ‬Lucas‭ & ‬Spielmann‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
-‭ ‬A detailed description of Rugarhynchos sixmilensis,‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et comb.‭ ‬nov.‭ (‬Archosauriformes,‭ ‬Proterochampsia‭)‬,‭ ‬and cranial convergence in snout elongation across stem and crown archosaurs.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology e1748042:1-23.‭ ‬-‭ ‬B.‭ ‬M.‭ ‬Wynd,‭ ‬S.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬M.‭ ‬R.‭ ‬Stocker‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Heckert‭ ‬-‭ ‬2020.


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