Named By: L. L. Kalandadze & A. G. Sennikov - 1985.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Archosauromorpha, Archosauriformes, Erythrosuchidae?/Rauisuchia?
Species: Y. sinensis (type).
Known locations: China, Xinjiang - Kelamayi Formation.
Time period: Mid Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull and partial post cranial remains.
Youngosuchus was first described in 1973 by C. C. Young as a species of the genus Vjushkovia, V. sinensis. In 1985 however a re-description by Kalandadze & A. G. Sennikov saw the species described as a distinct genus, Youngosuchus. Since then there has been some uncertainty as to what kind of archosauromorph Youngosuchus was, with some researchers supporting the identification of Youngosuchus as a rauisuchian, while others support the original idea that Youngosuchus an erythrosuchid. Youngosuchus is named after C.C. Young who originally named the remains of Youngosuchus as a species of Vjushkovia.
- On the occurrence of Vjushkovia in Sinkiang. Memoirs of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology 10: 38–52. - C. C. Young - 1973.
- Novyye reptilii iz sredengo triasa Yuzhnugo Priural'ya [New reptiles from the Middle Triassic of the Southern Urals] - Paleontologicheskii Zhurnal 1985 (2): 777–784. - L. L. Kalandadze & A. G. Sennikov - 1985.