Name: Mandasuchus ‭(‬Manda crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Man-dah-su-kus.
Named By: Richard J.‭ ‬Butler,‭ ‬Sterling J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬Alan J.‭ ‬Charig,‭ ‬David J.‭ ‬Gower‭ & ‬Paul M.‭ ‬Barrett‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Suchia,‭ ‬Paracrocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Loricata.
Species: M.‭ ‬tanyauchen‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Larger individuals roughly up‭ ‬3‭ ‬to‭ ‬3.1‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Tanzania‭ ‬-‭ ‬Manda Formation.
Time period: Ladinian/Anisian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Partial skull bones and partial post cranial remains.

       Originally named as part of a doctorial dissertation by Alan J.‭ ‬Charig in‭ ‬1956,‭ ‬Mandasuchus was formally established as a distinct genus in‭ ‬2018.‭ ‬Mandasuchus is a genus of loricatan‭ ‬pseudosuchian that lived in Africa during the Triassic.‭ ‬Mandasuchus would have been a predator of other terrestrial animals,‭ ‬possibly up to equal size to itself.

Further reading
-‭ ‬New Triassic archosaurs from Tanganyika,‭ ‬including Mandasuchus and Teleocrater:‭ ‬Dissertation Abstracts.‭ ‬Cambridge University.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Alan J.‭ ‬Charig‭ ‬-‭ ‬1956.
-‭ ‬Mandasuchus tanyauchen,‭ ‬gen.‭ ‬et sp.‭ ‬nov.,‭ ‬a pseudosuchian archosaur from the Manda Beds‭ (?‬Middle Triassic‭) ‬of Tanzania.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.‭ ‬37‭ (‬Supplement to No.‭ ‬6‭)‬:‭ ‬96‭–‬121.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Richard J.‭ ‬Butler,‭ ‬Sterling J.‭ ‬Nesbitt,‭ ‬Alan J.‭ ‬Charig,‭ ‬David J.‭ ‬Gower‭ & ‬Paul M.‭ ‬Barrett‭ ‬-‭ ‬2018.


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