Named By: X. -C. Wu, J. Liu & J. Li - 2001.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Diapsida, Archosauromorpha, Archosauria, Pseudosuchia, Suchia, Gracilisuchidae.
Species: Y. sangbiensis (type).
Size: Holotype skull about 15.5. centimetres long.
Known locations: China - Tongchuan Formation.
Time period: Ladinian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Two partial skulls, a mandible and some vertebrae.
Yonghesuchus is a genus of small arhcosaur that lived in China during the Triassic. Although a total body length is unknown at the time of writing, the small skull size alone indicates that Yonghesuchus would have been a small animal, and a predator of animals even smaller than itself.
- The anatomy of the first archosauriform (Diapsida) from the terrestrial Upper Triassic of China. - Vertebrata PalAsiatica 39:251-265. - X. -C. Wu, J. Liu & J. Li - 2001.