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Mesosuchus BW

Mesosuchus is a smaller genus and species of more or less basal, Rhynchosaur from middle Triassic, South Africa.

Description[]

Mesosuchus name means "middle crocodile" despite the fact that it is not a crocodylomorph. It is known from the holotype SAM 5882, a partial skeleton, and from the paratypes SAM 6046, SAM 6536, SAM 7416 and SAM 7701 from the Aliwal North Euparkeria site.

Mesosuchus is quite small, spanning around 30 cm in length. Mesosuchus was discovered and named by David Meredith Seares Watson in 1912.

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