|Category:||Non Dinosauria |
|Taxonomy:||Ornithosuchidae: Archosauromorpha |
|Age:||Late Triassic |
Ornithosuchus was the first member of this family to be described, from the late Carnian Lossiemouth Beds of Elgin, Scotland. At 3.3 metres or more in length, this was a large animal, without doubt the top predator of its environment.
Known from skull and postcrania
Walker AD (1964), Triassic reptiles from the Elgin area: Ornithosuchus and the origin of carnosaurs, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond., B248: 53-134. Archosauria, Ornithosuchidae, Ornithosuchus.
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