Sikannisuchus

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Sikannisuchus
Temporal range: Upper Triassic, Norian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Archosauria
Genus: Sikannisuchus
Nicholls, Brinkman & Wu, 1998
Species
  • S. huskyi Nicholls, Brinkman & Wu, 1998 (type)

Sikannisuchus is an extinct genus of large archosaur from upper Triassic (Norian stage) deposits of northeastern British Columbia, Canada. It is known from the holotype, TMP 94.382.3, a posterior portion of skull roof and from other fragmentary remains. It was found from four localities of the Pardonet Formation, near the community of Sikanni Chief. It was first named by Elizabeth L. Nicholls, Donald B. Brinkman, and Xiao-Chun Wu in 1998 and the type species is Sikannisuchus huskyi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth L. Nicholls, Donald B. Brinkman, and Xiao-Chun Wu (1998). "A new archosaur from the Upper Triassic Pardonet Formation of British Columbia". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 35: 1134–1142. doi:10.1139/e98-065.