Temporal range: Middle Triassic, 230Ma
Sereno & Arcucci, 1994
|Species:||† M. lilloensis|
(Romer, 1972 [originally Lagosuchus])
The species Marasuchus lilloensis was originally described as a second species of Lagosuchus, L. lilloensis. However, in a restudy of Lagosuchus by Sereno and Arcucci (1994), the authors concluded that the original (type) specimen was too poorly preserved to allow any further specimens to be assigned to the genus. They also noted that the L. lilloensis specimen had limb proportions different from the type species. On this basis, they assigned L. lilloensis to a new genus, Marasuchus.
- Sereno, Paul C. and Arcucci, Andrea B. (1994). "Dinosaurian precursors from the Middle Triassic of Argentina: Marasuchus lilloensis gen. nov." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14: 53-73 Chicago, IL Abstract