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Temporal range: Middle Triassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Infraclass: Archosauromorpha
(unranked): Crurotarsi
Genus: Luperosuchus

Luperosuchus is an extinct genus of crurotarsan, a group which includes crocodilians and their ancestors. It lived during the Anisian stage of the Middle Triassic, and is known from Argentina.[1][2]


  1. ^ A. S. Romer. 1971. The Chañares (Argentina) Triassic reptile fauna. VIII. A fragmentary skull of a large thecodont, Luperosuchus fractus. Breviora 373:1-8
  2. ^ J. B. Desojo and A. B. Arcucci. 2009. New material of Luperosuchus fractus (Archosauria: Crurotarsi) from the Middle Triassic of Argentina: the earliest known South American "rauisuchian". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29(4):1311-1315