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Temporal range: Late Triassic, 220 Ma
Saltoposuchus BW.jpg
Life restoration
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superorder: Crocodylomorpha
Informal group: Sphenosuchia
Family: Saltoposuchidae
Crush, 1984
Genus: Saltoposuchus
von Huene, 1921
Type species
Saltoposuchus connectens
von Huene, 1921

Saltoposuchus is an extinct genus of small (1-1.5 m and 10-15 kg), long-tailed crocodylomorph reptile (Sphenosuchia), from the Norian (Late Triassic) of Europe.[1] The name translated means "leaping crocodile". It has been proposed that Terrestrisuchus gracilis and Saltoposuchus connectens represent different ontogenetic stages of the same genus.[2]


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  2. ^ Allen, D. (2003). "When Terrestrisuchus gracilis reaches puberty it becomes Saltoposuchus connectens!". Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23 (3): 29A. doi:10.1080/02724634.2003.10010538. 

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