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Indosuchus raptorius

Reptilia - Abelisauridae

Taxonomy
Indosuchus raptorius was named by Huene (1933) [Named by Huene in Huene & Matley 1933.]. Its type specimen is GSI IM K20/350, a partial skull (braincase), and it is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Carnosaur Bed, Bara Simla, which is in a Maastrichtian terrestrial sandstone in the Lameta Formation of India.

It was considered a nomen dubium by Novas et al. (2010).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1933Indosuchus raptorius Huene p. 41 fig. 9
1957Indosuchus raptorius Lapparent p. 111
1970Indosuchus raptorius Steel p. 42
1986Indosuchus raptorius Gauthier p. 9
1988Indosuchus raptorius Paul p. 326
1989Indosuchus raptorius Jain p. 100
1991Indosuchus raptorius Bonaparte p. 1
1992Indosuchus raptorius Buffetaut p. 135
1996Indosuchus raptorius Chatterjee and Rudra p. 517
1996Indosuchus raptorius Kohring et al. p. 51
1996Indosuchus raptorius Loyal et al. p. 629
1996Indosuchus raptorius Sampson et al.
1997Indosuchus raptorius Novas p. 1
1997Indosuchus raptorius Sahni p. 364
1999Indosuchus raptorius Prasad and Sahni p. 379
2001Indosuchus raptorius Mohabey p. 483
2002Indosuchus raptorius Lamanna et al. p. 58
2003Indosuchus raptorius Rauhut p. 33
2004Indosuchus raptorius Novas et al. pp. 70-71
2004Indosuchus raptorius Tykoski and Rowe p. 49
2006Indosuchus raptorius Candeiro et al. p. 935
2006Indosuchus raptorius Malkani p. 20
2007Indosuchus raptorius Juárez Valieri et al. p. 63
2007Indosuchus raptorius Sampson and Witmer p. 38
2008Indosuchus raptorius Carrano and Sampson pp. 207-208
2009Indosuchus raptorius Prasad and Sahni p. 372
2012Indosuchus raptorius Candeiro et al. p. 326
2013Indosuchus raptorius Mohabey et al. pp. 35-36

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
suborderCeratosauria()
superfamilyAbelisauroidea
familyAbelisauridae
genusIndosuchusHuene 1933
speciesraptoriusHuene 1933

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
F. Huene 1933In comparing the described fragments of the skulls of Indosuchus and Indosaurus, it becomes evident that the latter possesses much stouter and thicker bones. The parietals of Indosaurus are short and broad and Indosuchus has a narrow, parietal crest. In Indosuchus, the roof of the skull between the orbits is flat, in Indosaurus, there seems to have been a transverse crest above and behind the orbits, and the frontals are concave and decline in front; on the post-frontals there were apparently horn-like tuberosities; nothing of this is found in Indosuchus.