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Temporal range: 255 Ma
Upper Permian
Chroniosuchus paradoxus.jpg
Chroniosuchus paradoxus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Reptiliomorpha
Order: Chroniosuchia
Family: Chroniosuchidae
Genus: Chroniosuchus
Vjuschkov, 1957
  • C. paradoxus Vjuschkov, 1957 (type)
  • C. licharevi (Riabinin, 1962)
  • Buzulukia butsuri Vyushkov, 1957
Chroniosuchus licharevi.

Chroniosuchus is an extinct genus of chroniosuchid reptiliomorph from upper Permian (upper Tatarian age) deposits of Arkhangelsk, Orenburg and Vologda Regions, Russia.[1] It was first named by Vjuschkov in 1957 and the type species is Chroniosuchus paradoxus.[1] The genus Buzulukia, named in 1957 on the basis of osteoderms, is considered a synonym of Chroniosuchus.[2]

Chroniosuchus had a length of about 1.5 m (4.92 feet).[3]


  1. ^ a b V. K. Golubev (1998). "Revision of the Late Permian Chroniosuchians (Amphibia, Anthracosauromorpha) from Eastern Europe" (PDF). Paleontological Journal. 32 (4): 390–401.
  2. ^ Buchwitz, M.; Foth, C.; Kogan, I.; Voigt, S. (2012). "On the use of osteoderm features in a phylogenetic approach on the internal relationships of the Chroniosuchia (Tetrapoda: Reptiliomorpha)". Palaeontology. 55 (3): 623. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4983.2012.01137.x.
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