Named By: Richard Owen - 1879.
Synonyms: Brachydectes minor, Oweniasuchus minor.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Neosuchia.
Species: T. pusillus (type), T. guimarotae, T. grandinaris.
Known locations: Denmark - Rabekke Formation. England - Forest Marble Formation, Kilmaluag Formation, Lulworth Formation, Tunbridge Wells Sand Formation. France - Saint-Chinian Formation. Germany - Lower Kimmeridge marls Formation. Morocco - Anoual Formation. Portugal - Alcobaça Formation. Romania - Densus-Ciula Formation. Spain - Arcillas de Morella Formation, Artoles Formation, Blesa Formation, Camarillas Formation, El Castellar Formation, La Huérguina Formation. Thailand - Sao Khua Formation.
Time period: Jurassic to Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial remains of many individuals.
Theriosuchus is a genus of small neosuchian crocodylomorph that was fairly common across Europe, but is now also known to have lived in North Africa and Asia. Two former species of Theriosuchus, T. ibericus and T. sympiestodon, now reside in their own genus, Sabresuchus.
- A new species of Theriosuchus (Atoposauridae, Crocodylomorpha) from the Late Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of Guimarota, Portugal. - Géobios 38:779-802. - D. Schwarz and S. W. Salisbury - 2005.
- Atoposaurid crocodyliforms from the Khorat Group of Thailand: first record of Theriosuchus from Southeast Asia. - Paläontologische Zeitschrift 85:37-47. - K. Lauprasert, C. Laojumpon, W. Saenphala, G. Cuny, K. Thirakhupt & V. Suteethorn - 2011.