Named By: Charles Alfred Matley & Friedrich von Huene - 1933.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Noasauridae.
Species: C. solus (type).
Size: Unknown due to incomplete remains.
Known locations: India.
Time period: Late Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains.
Compsosuchus is considered to be a very dubious genus of dinosaur, not only due to the incomplete remains but the fact that Charles Alfred Matley and Friedrich von Huene also named two other dinosaurs, Indosaurus and Indosuchus that combined with Compsosuchus may actually represent the same genus. Compsosuchus has been considered to be a noasaur theropod, but if it is indeed the same as the previous two mentioned genera, the remains would represent an abelisaur, a theropod group derived from the noasaurs.
- The Cretaceous Saurischia and Ornithischia of the Central Provinces of India. - Palaeontologica Indica (New Series), Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India 21(1): 1-74. - F. von Huene & C. A. Matley - 1933.