Named By: R. R. Schoch & H. D. Sues - 2013.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Archosauriformes, Doswelliidae.
Species: J. salomoni (type).
Known locations: Germany - Erfurt Formation.
Time period: Ladinian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Most of the post cranial skeleton, skull and neck are still unknown.
A European relative of Doswellia, Jaxtasuchus were doswellian archosaurs that may have been semi aquatic in the behaviour. This is indicated by the observation that the remains of aquatic invertebrates and temnospondyl amphibians were found alongside the holotype remains of Jaxtasuchus which were preserved in mudstone. Isolated teeth and a relation to other doswellids indicate that Jaxtasuchus would have been predators of smaller organisms, perhaps even the aforementioned temnospondyl amphibians.
- A new archosauriform reptile from the Middle Triassic (Ladinian) of Germany. - R. R. Schoch & H. D. Sues - 2013.