Genus: Anatosuchus SERENO, SIDOR, LARSSON & GADO, 2003
Etymology: Latin, Anas, "duck" and Greek, souchos, "crocodile"; in reference to its broad duck-like snout.

Species: minor SERENO, SIDOR, LARSSON & GADO, 2003
Etymology: Laitn, minor, "little"; in reference to its small size.

Holotype MNN GAD603 (old GDF6003)

Locality: GAD 5, 16°46’N, 9°23’E, Agadez Prefecture, Republic of Niger.

Horizon: Upper and lower portions of the Elrhaz and Echkar Formations, Tegama Group.


Age: Late Aptian or Early Albian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Early Cretaceous Epoch, Early Cretaceous.

Material : Nearly complete skull and articulated lower jaws.

Anatosuchus minor (modified from Sereno et al., 2003).

Anatosuchus minor (modified from Sereno & Larsson, 2009).

Referred material:


MNN GAD17: Nearly complete skull with lower jaws lacking only the anterolateral corner of the snout in articulation with a postcanial skeleton lacking the right pectoral girdle and forelimb, most of both hind limbs, sacrum and tail.

MNN GAD18: Mid-section of the left dentary preserving alveoli 7-14 and the anterior tip of the left splenial.