Shartegosuchus

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Shartegosuchus
Temporal range: Late Jurassic
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Superorder: Crocodylomorpha
Suborder: Protosuchia
Family: Shartegosuchidae
Genus: Shartegosuchus
Efimov, 1988
Species
  • S. asperopalatum Efimov, 1988 (type)

Shartegosuchus is a genus of protosuchian-grade crocodylomorph. It is known primarily from PIN 4174/2, the partial deformed skull and jaws of a juvenile. This specimen was discovered in ancient lake deposits of the Tithonian-age Upper Jurassic Tsagaantsav Formation, southwestern Mongolia. The estimated length of the holotype skull is 40 millimetres (1.6 in). This genus was similar to Nominosuchus, and both are assigned to the same family (Shartegosuchidae). Shartegosuchus was described in 1988 by Mikhail Efimov, and the type species is S. asperopalatum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storrs, Glenn W.; Efimov, Mikhail B. (2000). "Mesozoic crocodyliforms of north-central Eurasia". In Benton, Michael J.; Shishkin, Mikhail A.; Unwin, David M.; Kurochkin, Evgenii N. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 402–419. ISBN 0-521-55476-4.