Vjushkovia

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Vjushkovia
Temporal range: Middle Triassic
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Clade: Archosauriformes
Family: Erythrosuchidae
Genus: Vjushkovia
Huene, 1960
Species
  • V. triplocostata Huene, 1960 (type)
  • V. sinensia Young, 1973

Vjushkovia is an extinct genus of erythrosuchid archosauromorph. It lived during the Early-Middle Triassic and was a predator that reached a length of 3 m (10 ft). [1]

Vjushkovia had a short pelvis, comparable to that of Euparkeria, which means the elongated pelvis of ornithosuchids and rauisuchids may have developed in each clade by convergence. The ankle does not have the large calcaneal "heel" that characterizes those two clades and marks the origin of the Archosauria.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huene F von 1960. Ein grosser Pseudosuchier aus der Orenurger Trias. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 114:105-111