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Phytosaurus
Temporal range: Late Triassic (Norian)
Phytosaurus
A restoration of Phytosaurus cylindricodon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Clade: Pseudosuchia
Order: Phytosauria
Suborder: Parasuchidae
Genus: Phytosaurus
Jaeger, 1828
Species: P. cylindricodon
Binomial name
Phytosaurus cylindricidon
Jaeger, 1828

Phytosaurus is a genus of phytosaur (an extinct group of superficially crocodile-like archosaurs), and also the first phytosaur to be described, by G. Jaeger in 1828. It had a crocodile-like body structure, but its nostrils were on its forehead, not the tip of its snout. The name Phytosaurus means "plant lizard" (though it is now known to have been a carnivore), and the type species is P. cylindricodon.

The length is at max 35 feet

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