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Proterosuchus Broom 1903 (archosauromorph)

Reptilia - Eosuchia - Proterosuchidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 80904

Synonyms: Chasmatosaurus Haughton 1924 (no. 38220), Elaphrosuchus Broom 1946 (no. 200141)

Full reference: R. Broom. 1903. On a new reptile (Proterosuchus fergusi) from the Karroo Beds of Tarkastad, South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 4:161-163

Parent taxon: Proterosuchidae according to M. D. Ezcurra 2016

Sister taxon: Archosaurus

Subtaxa: Chasmatosaurus yuani, Proterosuchus alexanderi, Proterosuchus fergusi, Proterosuchus goweri

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Type: Proterosuchus fergusi

Ecology: carnivore