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Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Diapsida
(unranked): Crurotarsi
Order: Rauisuchia
Family: ?Rauisuchidae
Genus: Energosuchus
Ochev, 1986
  • E. garjainovi Ochev, 1986 (type)

Energosuchus (meaning "active crocodile" in Greek) is an extinct genus of rauisuchian. Fossils are present from the upper Karyomayol and lower Synya formations outcropping along the banks of the Bolshaya Synya River in the Timan-North Urals region in northern European Russia,[1][2] as well as from the Bukobay Formation in the southern part of Bashkortostan in the southern Urals of European Russia.[3] Both localities date back to the Ladinian stage of the Middle Triassic.


  1. ^ Novikov, I. V. (1994). Continental Triassic biostratigraphy of the Timan–North Urals region using tetrapod fauna. Trudy Paleontologicheskogo Instituta 261:1–139.
  2. ^ Tverdokhlebov, V. P., Tverdokhlebova, G. I., Surkov, M. V. and Benton, M. J. (2003). Tetrapod localities from the Triassic of the SE of European Russia. Earth-Science Reviews 60:1–66.
  3. ^ Gower, D. J. and Sennikov, A. G. (2000). Early archosaurs from Russia. In M. J. Benton, E. N. Kurochkin, M. A. Shishkin, D. M. Unwin (eds.), The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 140-159