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Title: Peipehsuchus  
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Subject: Toarcian, List of crurotarsan genera, Teleosauridae
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Temporal range: 183–176Ma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Infraclass: Archosauromorpha
(unranked): Mesoeucrocodylia
Suborder: Thalattosuchia
Family: Teleosauridae
Genus: Peipehsuchus
Young, 1948
  • P. teleorhinus (type)

Peipehsuchus is an extinct genus of teleosaurid crocodyliform from the Early Jurassic (Toarcian). The type species, P. teleorhinus, is known from China and fragmentary remains were found in the Callovian of Kyrgyzstan.[1]


  • Buffeteaut, E., 1982 Radiation évolutive, paléoécologie et biogéographie des crocodiliens mésosuchiens. Société Géologique de France, Mémoirs 142: 1-88.
  • Li, J., 1993, A new specimen of Peipehsuchus teleorhinus from Ziliujing formation of Daxian, Sichuan: Vertebrata PalAsiatica, v. 31, n. 2, p. 85-94.
  • Steel, R., 1973, Crocodylia: Handbuch der Palaoherpetologie, part 16, 116pp

External links

  • Paleobiology Database: Peipehsuchus
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