Genus: Rukwasuchus SERTICH & O’CONNOR, 2014
Etymology: In reference to Lake Rukwa of southwestern Tanzania and the structural rift basin of the same name in which the specimens described herein were preserved, and Greek, souchus, in reference to the crocodile-headed god of ancient Egypt.

Species: yajabalijekundu SERTICH & O’CONNOR, 2014
Etymology: Yajabalijekundu, from Kiswahili meaning ‘of/from the red outcrop,’ in reference to the Red Sandstone Group deposits exposed in the Rukwa Rift Basin.

Holotype: RRBP 08630

Locality: Locality ‘Namba 2’ (RRBP 2007-02), approximately 25 km south of Lake Rukwa in the Galula Study Area, Rukwa Rift Basin, southwestern Tanzania.

Horizon: Namba Member, Galula Formation,

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Aptian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch-Lower Cenomanian Stage, Uppermiddle Gallic Subepoch, Lowermost Gulf Epoch, Middle Cretaceous.

Material: Partial skull including the cranial table, braincase, and interorbital region but lacking the rostrum, anterior palate, lacrimals, jugals, quadratojugals, and mandible.

Rukwasuchus yajabalijekundu (modified from Sertich & O’Connor, 2014).

Referred material:

Locality: RRBP 2007-01, approximately 25 km south of Lake Rukwa in the Galula Study Area, Rukwa Rift Basin, southwestern Tanzania.

Horizon: Namba Member, Galula Formation,

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Aptian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch-Lower Cenomanian Stage, Uppermiddle Gallic Subepoch, Lowermost Gulf Epoch, Middle Cretaceous.

Material: RRBP 07351, 07369, 09362: 3 isolated teeth.


Locality: RRBP 2009-01, approximately 25 km south of Lake Rukwa in the Galula Study Area, Rukwa Rift Basin, southwestern Tanzania.

Horizon: Namba Member, Galula Formation,

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Upper Aptian Stage, Middle Gallic Subepoch, Upper Early Cretaceous Epoch-Lower Cenomanian Stage, Uppermiddle Gallic Subepoch, Lowermost Gulf Epoch, Middle Cretaceous.

Material:

RRBP 09367: Isolated tooth.