Venaticosuchus

Name: Venaticosuchus.
Phonetic: Ven-at-e-co-su-kus.
Named By: J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte‭ ‬-‭ ‬1971.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Archosauria,‭ ‬Pseudosuchia,‭ ‬Ornithosuchidae.
Species: V.‭ ‬rusconii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Up to‭ ‬2‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Argentina‭ ‬-‭ ‬Ischigualasto Formation.
Time period: Carnian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Venaticosuchus is a genus of pseudosuchian archosaur that lived in Argentina during the Triassic.‭ ‬Venaticosuchus is related to Riojasuchus and Ornithosuchus.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Annotated list of the South American Triassic tetrapods,‭ ‬by J.‭ ‬F.‭ ‬Bonaparte.‭ ‬In Second Gondwana Symposium,‭ ‬Proceedings and Papers,‭ ‬S. H. Haughton‭ (‬ed‭)‬ - 1971.
- Anatomy and phylogenetic position of Venaticosuchus rusconii Bonaparte, 1970 (Archosauria, Pseudosuchia), from the Ischigualasto Formation (Late Triassic), La Rioja, Argentina. - Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 34 (6): 1342–1356. - M. BelÚn Von Bazcko, Julia B. Desojo & Diego Pol - 2014.
- Rediscovered Cranial Material of Venaticosuchus rusconii Enables the First Jaw Biomechanics in Ornithosuchidae (Archosauria: Pseudosuchia). - Ameghiniana. 55 (4): 365–379. - M. BelÚn Von Bazcko - 2018.



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