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Junggarsuchus
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic
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Dino Death Trap Junggarsuchus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Genus: Junggarsuchus
Clark et al., 2004
Species: J. sloani
Binomial name
Junggarsuchus sloani
Clark et al., 2004

Junggarsuchus is an extinct genus of sphenosuchian crocodylomorph from the Middle Jurassic of China. The type species is J. sloani.

Description

Although the skull of Junggarsuchus shares many characteristics with those of modern crocodilians, it is morphologically intermediate between sphenosuchians and mesoeucrocodylians. As in other sphenosuchians, the limbs of Junggarsuchus were adapted to terrestrial locomotion (movement on land), rather than semi-aquatic locomotion seen in living crocodilians. These adaptations include: a vertically orientated upper arm bone, ball-and-socket shoulder joint, and a functionally tridactyl (three-fingered) hand.

In the Media

Junggarsuchus Was 1st seen it a National Geographic Documentary Dino Death Trap.

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