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Temporal range: Late Triassic, 221 Ma
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Phytosauria
Family: Phytosauridae
Genus: Arganarhinus
Long & Murry, 1995
Type species
Arganarhinus magnoculus
(Dutuit, 1977b [originally Paleorhinus magnoculus])

Arganarhinus (meaning "Argana (Morocco) snout") is an extinct genus of phytosaur known from the late Triassic period (Middle Carnian stage) of Argana Basin in Morocco. It is known from a skull which is housed at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. It was first named by Long and Murry in 1995 and the type species is Arganarhinus magnoculus. Its closest relative was Paleorhinus.[1]


  1. ^ Long, R. A. & Murry, P. A. (1995). "Late Triassic (Carnian and Norian) tetrapods from the southwestern United States". Bulletin of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 4: 1–254.