Artistic representation of live Indosuchus raptorius. The presentation is purely hypothetical and is based on the better-known, related genera.

  • India ( Lameta Formation)
  • Indosuchus raptorius

Indosuchus ( "Indian crocodile ") is a little-known genus theropod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous ( Maastrichtian ) of India. She was described in 1933 by Friedrich von Huene and Charles Matley basis of two fragmentary cranium, which originate from the Lameta lineup from Bara Simla, a hill in Madhya Pradesh. A third skull from the same locality, these researchers wrote a second new genus to: Indosaurus. Here, Indosuchus can accurately define the comparatively thin skull of Indosaurus. Today, all three skull are missing.

Novas and colleagues noted in 2004 that all three skull were in a poor state of preservation, so that Indosaurus and Indosuchus possibly synonyms are ( to the same genus belong ).

To date, the genus Indosuchus were attributed to two other finds - these assignments will be questioned in the professional world, however. Chatterjee (1978 ) described a discovery of another skull remains from Bara Simla, which was discovered in 1922 by Barnum Brown. Among these groups is an upper jaw, which was built similarly delicate as the skull of Indosuchus why Chatterjee attributed the entire Fund Indosuchus. Carrano and Sampson (2008 ) argue, however, that there is no reason to believe that all remnants of this discovery actually belonged to the same animal. Furthermore enrolled Chatterjee and Rudra (1996 ) Indosuchus to a relatively complete skeleton was discovered at Rahioli in Gujarat. Carrano and Sampson (2008) recognized, however, that the elements of this skeleton belonged to different animals ( chimera ) and at least two theropods and sauropods one can be attributed.


The only species of the genus is Indosuchus raptorius. Indosuchus is just as Indosaurus a representative of the Abelisauridae, a group of Ceratosauria. Von Huene and Matley (1933 ), this genus originally wrote to the Allosauridae; later authors, however, they classified as a representative of the tyrannosaurids.