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Temporal range: Early Triassic
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Rauisuchidae
Genus: Scythosuchus
Sennikov, 1999
Type species
Scythosuchus basileus
Sennikov, 1999

Scythosuchus is an extinct genus of rauisuchid. Remains have been found from Olenekian-age Lower Triassic beds in Russia.[1] The type and only species is S. basileus, described in 1999.[2]


  1. ^ Borsuk−Białynicka, M.; Sennikov, A.G. (2009). "Archosauriform postcranial remains from the Early Triassic karst deposits of southern Poland". Palaeontologica Polonica. 65: 283–328. 
  2. ^ Sennikov, A.G. (1999). "The evolution of the postcranial skeleton in archosaurs in connection with new finds of the Rauisuchidae in the Early Triassic of Russia". Paleontological Journal. 1999 (6): 44–56.