Genus: Dromicosuchus SUES, OLSEN, CARTER & SCOTT, 2003
Etymology: Greek, dromikos, "fleet, quickly walking" and soukhos, Greek rendering of the ancient Egyptian crocodile-headed deity Sebek or Sobk and traditional suffix for generic nomina of crocodylomorph reptiles, in reference to the inferred cursorial habits of this crocodylmorph.

Species: grallator SUES, OLSEN, CARTER & SCOTT, 2003
Etymology: Latin, grallator, "one who walks on silts"; in reference to the very long and slender legs.

Holotype: UNC 15574

Locality: South-central region of the Durham sub-basin of the Deep river Basin, lat. 35°52’28”N, long. 78°53’81”W, Genlee, Durham County, North Carolina.

Horizon: Muddy sandstone of Lithofacies Association II sensu Hoffman and Gallagher (1989), Newark Supergroup.


Age: Norian Stage, Upper Late Triassic Epoch, Late Triassic.

Material: Nearly complete skull with mandible in tight occlusion an partial, largely articulated postcranial skeleton comprising of the vertebral column from the atlas-axis complex back to the second caudal vertebra, dorsal dermal armor, ribs and gastralia elements, left scapulocoracoid and almost complete left forelimb, partial right scapula and proximal portion of the right humerus, left ilium, left femur, distal end of the right femur, both tibiae, proximal and ?distal portions of the left fibula, incomplete left calcaneum, 3 left metatarsals, and fragments of several currently unidentifiable limb-bones.
Note: Found under a Postosuchus skeleton (NOVAK, WEINBAUM, PEYER & CARTER, 2002).


Dromicosuchus grallator (after Sues et al., 2003).