Walgettosuchus belongs to the family of theropod dinosaur that had been found existed in the Albian age of the late Cretaceous period. The generic name of the dinosaur Walgett and Soukhos was derived from the Egyptian crocodile god Sobek. The fossil remains of the species were first discovered in Australia - Griman Creek Formation. This carnivore species comes under the classification of Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda.
The species was first named and described by Friedrich von Huene in 1932. The preserved holotype, BMNH R3717 is the known part of collection of this species that consist of 63 millimetres long incomplete articulation surface on the anterior and posterior faces and a caudal vertebral centrum. Walgettosuchus structure, length and weight still remain unpredicted due to the incomplete remains.
The dinosaur previously was assumed to Ornithomimidae by Von Huene. But later, Scientists on proceeding with further researches came to the conclusion that this species belong to the sauropod family which is solely a carnivore.
|Name:||Walgettosuchus (Walgett crocodile)..|
Friedrich von Huene - 1932.
Chordata, Reptilia, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda.