From Greek erythros, "red" and souchos, "crocodile"
11.5 feet/3.5 meters long
Middle Triassic (245 million years ago)
Guadalupe County, NM
An incomplete skeleton of an erythrosuchian, a large predatory reptile, is one of the rare reptile fossils known from the Moenkopi Formation in New Mexico. Erythrosuchians probably hunted the amphibians that are so abundant as fossils in the Moenkopi Formation.