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† Monjurosuchidae
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Monjurosuchus fossil Beijing.jpg
Monjurosuchus fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Choristodera
Family: Monjurosuchidae
Endo, 1940

Monjurosuchidae is a family of prehistoric reptiles belonging to the order Choristodera.[1] Until the description of Philydrosaurus in 2005, the only genus in the family was Monjurosuchus.[1] Both lived in what is now China during the Early Cretaceous.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Ke-Qin Gao & Richard C. Fox (2005). "A new choristodere (Reptilia: Diapsida) from the Lower Cretaceous of western Liaoning Province, China, and phylogenetic relationships of Monjurosuchidae". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 145 (3): 427–444. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2005.00191.x. 
  2. ^ Ryoko Matsumoto, Susan E. Evans & Makoto Manabe (2007). "The choristoderan reptile Monjurosuchus from the Early Cretaceous of Japan". Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52 (2): 329–350. 
  3. ^ Ke-Qin Gao, Daniel Ksepka, Hou Lianhai, Duan Ye & Hu Dongyu (2007). "Cranial morphology of an Early Cretaceous monjurosuchid (Reptilia: Diapsida) from Liaoning Province of China and evolution of the choristoderan palate". Historical Biology 19 (3): 215–224. doi:10.1080/08912960601106391.