Suchus Words: Suchus Words: Mandasuchus to Youngosuchus,
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A Greek element that is used in various forms to create words that mean crocodile; said to be the Egyptian name for crocodile: sucho-, -suchus
The Manda Formation crocodile named for the Manda Formation in Tanzania, where the specimen was found. From Middle Triassic East Africa. Named by Charig in Krebs in 1976.
The Post crocodile named for the town of Post, near where the type fossil was found in Garza County, west Texas. From Late Triassic North America. Named by Chatterjee in 1985.
The Prestos crocodile named to honor Vicentino Presto, the Brazilian fossil collector who found the lower jaw in 1925 west of Chiniqua, Brazil. From Middle Triassic Sorth America. Named by von Huene in 1942.
The Raus crocodile named to honor Dr. Wilhelm Rau, a German medical doctor from Santa Maria, Brazil, who collected local fossils, sent specimens to von Huene, and later helped with field work during von Huenes expeditions to that region of South America. Rau published technical papers in paleobotany and paleontology. From Middle Triassic South America. Named by von Huene in 1942.
The Redonda Formation crocodile named for the Redonda Formation, east central New Mexico, where the fossil was found. From Late Triassic North America. Named by Hunt and Lucas in 1991.
The dinosaur crocodile named in reference to the resemblance of the animals huge skull to that of a carnivorous saurischian dinosaur. From Late Triassic South America. Named by Reig in 1959.
The Sills crocodile named for William Sill, in recognition of his numerous and significant contributions to both South American Triassic paleontology and the systematics and anatomy of basal archosaurs. From Late Triassic South America. Named by Alcober and Parrish in 1997.
The spine crocodile named for the tall neural spines along its back. From Late Triassic North America. Named by von Huene in 1932.
The stagonolepid crocodile named for the supposed resemblance of the skull (with a broad roof at the back) to that of Stagonolepis. From Middle Triassic East Africa. Named by von Huene in 1938.
The monster crocodile named for the large powerful teeth in part of an upper jaw. From Late Triassic Europe. Named by von Meyer in 1861.
The Tessin River crocodile named for the Tessin River, near Monte San Giorgio, Canton Tessi, Switzerland, where the type fossil was found. From Middle Triassic Europe. Named by von Krebs in 1965.
The Tiki Formation crocodile named for the Tiki Formation of Son-Mahandi Valley, near Tiki village, Shadol District, Madhya Pradesh, central India; where the fossil was found. From Middle Triassic India. Named by Chatterjee and Majumdar in 1987.
The Tsilma River crocodile named for the Tsilma River, near where the fossil was found in the southern Urals region of Russia. From Middle Triassic Eastern Europe. Named by Sennikov in 1990.
The Vychegda River crocodile named for the Vychegda River, near where the fossil was found in the southern Urals region of Russia. From Late Triassic Eastern Europe. Named by Sennikov in 1988.
The Wangs crocodile named in honor of Wang Tze-Yi, noted Chinese paleontologist, for a form found near Wuxlang, Shanxi Province, China. From Late Triassic Asia (China). Named by Young in 1964.
The Yangs crocodile named in honor of Yang Zhong Jian [Chung-chien Young] (1897-1979), a famous Chinese vertebrate paleontologist. From Triassic China. Named by Sennikov in 1985.