Name: Erpetosuchus.
Phonetic: Er-pe-to-soo-kus.
Named By: ‭ ‬E.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Newton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1894.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Pseudosuchia,‭ ‬Erpetosuchidae.
Species: E.‭ ‬granti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Skull about‭ ‬6.5‭ ‬centimetres long,‭ ‬total body length roughly about‭ ‬55‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: Scotland‭ ‬-‭ ‬Lossiemouth Sandstone Formation.‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬Connecticut‭ ‬-‭ ‬New Haven Formation.
Time period: Carnian/Norian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Two individuals

       Erpetosuchus is a genus of small pseudosuchian that‭ ‬lived during the Triassic and‭ ‬is known to have had a distribution reaching‭ ‬across‭ ‬from‭ ‬what is now Scotland‭ ‬to the Eastern United States of America.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Reptiles from the Elgin Sandstone.‭ ‬Description of two new genera.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B‭ ‬185:573-607.‭ ‬-‭ ‬E.‭ ‬T.‭ ‬Newton‭ ‬-‭ ‬1894.
-‭ ‬First record of Erpetosuchus(Reptilia:‭ ‬Archosauria‭) ‬from the Late Triassic of North America.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬20‭ (‬4‭)‬:‭ ‬633.‭ ‬-‭ ‬P.‭ ‬E.‭ ‬Olsen,‭ ‬H.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Sues‭ & ‬M.‭ ‬A.‭ ‬Norell‭ ‬-‭ ‬2000.
-‭ ‬Erpetosuchus,‭ ‬a crocodile-like basal archosaur from the Late Triassic of Elgin,‭ ‬Scotland,‭ ‬Zoological Journals of Linnean Society‭ ‬136:‭ ‬25-47.‭ ‬-‭ ‬M.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Benton‭ & ‬A.‭ ‬D.‭ ‬Walker‭ ‬-‭ ‬2002.


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