Temporal range: Anisian, 247–245 Ma
|Reconstruction of Sarmatosuchus|
Sarmatosuchus is an extinct genus of archosauriform reptile found in sediments of early Triassic age and know from the single species Sarmatosuchus otschevi. Its one of the earliest proto-crocodilian species known. The holotype and only specimen was found in litified river deposits of the Donguz Formation exposed near the Berdyanka River, Orenburg region, Russia. The genus was originally included in the extinct family Proterosuchidae. However later analysis by David Gower and Andrei Sennikov, the describing author, has removed it from the Proterosuchidae and designated it a basal archosaur.
- Sennikov, A. G. 1994 "Pervyj srednetriansovyj proteroscchid iz Vostochnoy Evropy." Doklady Akademii Nauk 336:359-661
- Gower, D. J. & Sennikov, A. G. 1997, "Sarmatosuchus and the Early History of the Archosauria" Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(1):60-73