Name: Youngosuchus ‭(‬Young’s crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Young-o-soo-kus.
Named By: L.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Kalandadze‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Sennikov‭ ‬-‭ ‬1985.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauromorpha,‭ ‬Archosauriformes,‭ ‬Erythrosuchidae‭?‬/Rauisuchia‭?
Species: Y.‭ ‬sinensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: China,‭ ‬Xinjiang‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kelamayi Formation.
Time period: ‭Mid Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.

       Youngosuchus was first described in‭ ‬1973‭ ‬by C.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Young as a species of the genus Vjushkovia,‭ ‬V.‭ ‬sinensis.‭ ‬In‭ ‬1985‭ ‬however a re-description by Kalandadze‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Sennikov saw the species described as a distinct genus,‭ ‬Youngosuchus.‭ ‬Since then there has been some uncertainty as to what kind of archosauromorph Youngosuchus was,‭ ‬with some researchers supporting the identification of Youngosuchus as a rauisuchian,‭ ‬while others support the original idea that Youngosuchus an erythrosuchid.‭ ‬Youngosuchus is named after C.C.‭ ‬Young who originally named the remains of Youngosuchus as a species of Vjushkovia.

Further reading
-‭ ‬On the occurrence of Vjushkovia in Sinkiang.‭ ‬Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology‭ ‬10:‭ ‬38‭–‬52.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Young‭ ‬-‭ ‬1973.
-‭ ‬Novyye reptilii iz sredengo triasa Yuzhnugo Priural'ya‭ [‬New reptiles from the Middle Triassic of the Southern Urals‭] ‬-‭ ‬Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal‭ ‬1985‭ (‬2‭)‬:‭ ‬777‭–‬784.‭ ‬-‭ ‬L.‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Kalandadze‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬G.‭ ‬Sennikov‭ ‬-‭ ‬1985.


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