Genus: Phyllodontosuchus HARRIS, LUCAS, ESTEP & LI, 2000
Etymology: Greek, phyllon, “leaf,” Greek, odontos, “tooth” and Greek, souchos, “crocodile”: The name refers to the leaf-shape of the mid- and caudal maxillary teeth.
= Genus: Nova HARRIS, LUCAS & ESTEP, 1998

Species: lufengensis HARRIS, LUCAS, ESTEP & LI, 2000
Etymology: In reference to the Lufeng Formation, from which the type specimen was recovered.

Holotype: BVP 568-L 12

Locality: Laozufen site, Dawa locality, near Dawa Village, approximately 2 km north-northeast of the Lufeng County seat, Lufeng Basin, Yunnan Province, China.

Horizon: Lufeng Formation, Dark red beds.


Age: Sinemurian Stage, Middle Lias Epoch, Middle Early Jurassic.

Material: Fragmentary skull and fragmentary skeleton.
Note: The teeth indicate that this may have been a herbivore.

Phyllodontosuchus lufengensis (modified from Harris et. al. 2000).