sucho-, -suchus

(Greek: crocodile; Egyptian name for crocodile)

Lythrosuchus
The “gore crocodile” named to indicate a fierce predator; based on limb and pelvic material, and cervical vertebrae. Its name comes from Greek lythros, “gore”. From Late Triassic North America. Named by Long and Murry in 1995.
Mandasuchus
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.
Postosuchus
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.
Prestosuchus
The “Presto’s 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.
Rauisuchus
The “Rau’s 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 Huene’s 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.
Redondasuchus
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.
Saurosuchus
The "dinosaur crocodile" named in reference to the resemblance of the animal's huge skull to that of a carnivorous saurischian dinosaur. From Late Triassic South America. Named by Reig in 1959.
Sillosuchus
The “Sill’s 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.
Spinosuchus
The “spine crocodile” named for the tall neural spines along its back. From Late Triassic North America. Named by von Huene in 1932.
Stagonosuchusr
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.
Teratosaurus
A "monster lizard" from Late Triassic Europe (Germany). Named by naturalist Christian Erich Hermann von Meyer in 1961. It is not considered a dinosaur. When it was first discovered by British anatomist Sir Richard Owen in 1841, it was thought to be a dinosaur. It was named for the large powerful teeth in part of an upper jaw.
Ticinosuchus
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.
Tikisuchus
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.
Tsylmosuchus
The “Tsilma River crocodile” named for the Tsil’ma River, near where the fossil was found in the southern Urals region of Russia. From Middle Triassic Eastern Europe. Named by Sennikov in 1990.
Vytshegdosuchus
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.