Protosuchus Brown 1934 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Loricata - Protosuchidae

Invalid subtaxa: Archaeosuchus Brown 1933 [replaced name], Lesothosuchus Whetstone and Whybrow 1983

Full reference: B. Brown. 1934. A change of names. Science 79(2039):80

Parent taxon: Protosuchidae according to A. D. Buscalioni 2017

See also Andrade et al. 2011, Bronzati et al. 2012, Brown 1933, Brown 1934, Carroll 1988, Colbert and Mook 1951, Fiorelli and Calvo 2008, Gow 2000, Nascimento and Zaher 2011, Nesbitt 2011, Ortega et al. 2000, Pol et al. 2004, Pol and Norell 2004, Sues et al. 1996, Walker 1970, Whetstone and Whybrow 1983, Wu et al. 1994, Wu et al. 1997 and Zaher et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Dianosuchus, Edentosuchus, Hemiprotosuchus, Hoplosuchus, Orthosuchus, Protosuchinae

Subtaxa: Protosuchus haughtoni Protosuchus micmac Protosuchus richardsoni

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Ecology: carnivore


• Jurassic of Canada (6: Nova Scotia collections), Lesotho (1), Poland (1), South Africa (4), United States (4: Arizona)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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