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Protosuchus haughtoni Busbey III and Gow 1984 (crocodilian)

Reptilia - Loricata - Protosuchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 171914

Alternative combination: Baroqueosuchus haughtoni

Synonym: Lesothosuchus charigi Whetstone and Whybrow 1983 (taxon 169826)

Full reference: A. B. Busbey III and C. E. Gow. 1984. A new protosuchian crocodile from the Upper Triassic Elliot Formation of South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana 25:127-149

Belongs to Protosuchus according to S. J. Nesbitt 2011

Sister taxa: Protosuchus micmac, Protosuchus richardsoni

Type specimens:

  • Protosuchus haughtoni: BP-1-4746. Its type locality is Farm Sunnyside, which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial sandstone in the Elliot Formation of South Africa.
  • Lesothosuchus charigi: BMNH R8503, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Lithipeng South (Red Beds of Stormberg Series), which is in a Hettangian/Sinemurian terrestrial siliciclastic in the Elliot Formation of Lesotho.

Ecology: carnivore