Named By: D. Schwarz, M. Raddatz & O. Wings - 2017.
Synonyms: Theriosuchus guimarotae.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Crocodyliformes, Eusuchia, Atoposauridae.
Species: K. langenbergensis (type), K. guimarotae.
Size: Estimated about 55 centimetres long.
Known locations: Germany - Süntel Formation. Portugal - Alcobaça Formation.
Time period: Kimmeridgian of the Jurassic.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of hundreds of individuals.
is a genus of small crocodylomorph that lived in Europe during the late
Jurassic. The type species, K. langenbergensis
is known from
Germany. Another species, K. guimarotae
(formerly assigned to
genus) is known from Portugal. The small size of
Knoetschkesuchus meant that it would have been a
predator of smaller
creatures such as invertebrates, though some vertebrates such as
frogs, fish and the young of other creatures could have also been
- Knoetschkesuchus langenbergensis gen. nov. sp. nov., a new atoposaurid crocodyliform from the Upper Jurassic Langenberg Quarry (Lower Saxony, northwestern Germany), and its relationships to Theriosuchus. - PLoS ONE 12(2):e0160617:1-47. - D. Schwarz, M. Raddatz & O. Wings - 2017.