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Title: Suchodus  
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Subject: List of crurotarsan genera, Metriorhynchus, Metriorhynchidae
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Temporal range: 167–160Ma
Callovian - Oxfordian
S. brachyrhynchus skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
(unranked): Mesoeucrocodylia
Suborder: Thalattosuchia
Family: Metriorhynchidae
Genus: Suchodus
Lydekker, 1890

Suchodus is an extinct genus of marine crocodyliform from the Middle to Late Jurassic period of England and France.

Taxonomy and phylogeny

Recent phylogenetic analysis has shown that Suchodus is a distinct metriorhynchid genus.[1][2]

Valid species

  • S. brachyrhynchus: Western Europe (England and France) of the Middle-Late Jurassic (Callovian and Oxfordian); Metriorhynchus cultridens is a junior synonym.
  • S. durobrivensis: Western Europe (England and France) of the Middle Jurassic (Callovian). Was originally the type species of the genus Suchodus, but it was regarded as a junior synonym of Metriorhynchus by Andrews, 1913.[3]


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