Blomosuchus

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Blomosuchus
Temporal range: Early Triassic, 250Ma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Archosauriformes
Family: Proterosuchidae
Genus: Blomosuchus
Sennikov, 1997
Species
  • B. georgii (Sennikov, 1992 [originally Blomia georgii]) (type)

Blomosuchus is an extinct genus of proterosuchid archosauriform from the Early Triassic of Russia. The type species was named in 1992 as Blomia georgii.[1] The name Blomia was preoccupied by a genus of plants in the family Sapindaceae, so the genus was renamed Blomosuchus in 1997. Fossils of Blomosuchus have been found along the Vetluga River along with the related proterosuchid Vonhuenia (both were named in a 1992 study of Triassic fossils from Russia).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sennikov, A.G.; Gower, D.J. (2000). "Early archosaurs from Russia". In Benton, M.J.; Shishkin, M.A.; and Unwin, D.M. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 140–159. ISBN 978-0-521-54582-2. 
  2. ^ Shishkin, M.A.; Ochev, V.G.; Lozovskii, V.R.; Novikov, I.V. (2000). "Tetrapod biostratigraphy of the Triassic of Eastern Europe". In Benton, M.J.; Kurochkin, E.N.; Shishkin, M.A. and Unwin, D.M. (eds.). The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 140–159. ISBN 978-0-521-54582-2.