Skip to content Skip to navigation

Article: A new rauisuchian (Archosauria, Suchia) from the Upper Triassic of the Argana Basin, Morocco

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 50
Part: 2
Publication Date: March 2007
Page(s): 417 430
Author(s): Nour-Eddine Jalil and Karin Peyer
Addition Information

How to Cite

JALIL, N., PEYER, K. 2007. A new rauisuchian (Archosauria, Suchia) from the Upper Triassic of the Argana Basin, Morocco. Palaeontology50, 2, 417–430.

Online Version Hosted By

Wiley Online Library
Get Article: Wiley Online Library [Pay-to-View Access] |


  • ALCOBER, O. 2000. Redescription of the skull of Saurosuchus galilei (Archosauria: Rauisuchidae). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 20, 302–316.
  • ALCOBER, O. and PARRISH, J.-M. 1997. A new poposaurid from the Upper Triassic of Argentina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17, 548–556.
  • BARBARENA, M. C. 1978. A huge thecodont skull from the Triassic of Brazil. Pesquisas, 7, 111–129.
  • BENTON, M. J. 1986. The Late Triassic reptile Teratosaurus– a rauisuchian, not a dinosaur. Palaeontology, 29, 293–301.
  • BENTON, M. J. and CLARK, J. M. 1988. Archosaur phylogeny and the relationships of the Crocodylia. 295–338. In BENTON, M. J. (ed.). The relationships and classification of tetrapods. Volume 1. Systematics Association, Special Volume 35A. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 377 pp.
  • BONAPARTE, J. F. 1981. Descripcion de Fasolasuchus tenax y su significado en la sistematica y evolucion de los thecodontia. Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales ‘Bernardino Rivadavia’, 3, 55–101.
  • BONAPARTE, J. F. 1984. Locomotion in rauisuchid thecodonts. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 3, 210–218.
  • BROCHU, C. A. 2001. Progress and future directions in archosaur phylogenetics. Journal of Paleontology, 75, 1185–1201.
  • BROWN, R. H. 1980. Triassic rocks of Argana Valley, southern Morocco, and their regional structural implications. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 64, 988–1003.
  • CHATTERJEE, S. 1985. Postosuchus, a new thecodontian reptile from the Triassic of Texas and the origin of tyrannosaurs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B, 309, 395–460.
  • CHATTERJEE, S. and MAJUMDAR, P. K. 1987. Tikisuchus romeri, a new rauisuchid reptile from the Late Triassic of India. Journal of Paleontology, 61, 784–793.
  • COPE, E. D. 1869. Synopsis of the extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 14, 1–252.
  • DAWLEY, R. M., ZAWISKIE, J. M. and COSGRIFF, J. W. 1979. A rauisuchid thecodont from the Upper Triassic Popo Agie Formation of Wyoming. Journal of Paleontology, 53, 1428–1431.
  • DUTUIT, J.-M. 1976. Introduction à l'étude paléontologique du Trias continental marocain. Description des premiers Stégocéphales recueillis dans le Couloir d'Argana (Atlas occidental). Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Série C, Sciences de la Terre, 36, 1–253.
  • DUTUIT, J.-M. 1979. Un pseudosuchien du Trias continental marocain. Annales de Paléontologie (Vertébrés), 65, 55–68.
  • DUTUIT, J.-M. 1988. Diplocaulus minimus n. sp. (Amphibia: Nectridea), Lépospondyle de la formation d'Argana dans l'Atlas occidental marocain. Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, Série 2, 307, 851–854.
  • GALTON, P. M. 1985. The poposaurid thecodontian Teratosaurus suevicus v. Meyer, plus referred specimens mostly based on prosauropod dinosaurs, from the middle Stubensandstein (Upper Triassic) of Nordwürttemberg. Stuttgarter Beitrge zur Naturkunde, Serie B, 116, 1–29.
  • GEBAUER, E. V. I. 2004. Neubeschreibung von Stagonosuchus nyassicus v. Huene, 1938 (Thecodontia, Rauisuchia) from the Manda Formation (Middle Triassic) of southwest Tanzania. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palontologie, Abhandlungen, 231, 1–35.
  • GOWER, D. J. 1999. The cranial and mandibular osteology of a new rauisuchian archosaur from the Middle Triassic of southern Germany. Stuttgarter Beitrge zur Naturkunde, Serie B, 280, 1–49.
  • GOWER, D. J. 2000. Rauisuchian archosaurs (Reptilia, Diapsida): an overview. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palontologie, Abhandlungen, 218, 447–488.
  • GOWER, D. J. 2002. Braincase evolution in suchian archosaurs (Reptilia: Diapsida): evidence from the rauisuchian Batrachotomus kupferzellensis. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 136, 49–76.
  • GOWER, D. J. and WILKINSON, M. 1996. Is there any consensus on basal archosaur phylogeny? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 263, 1399–1406.
  • Huene, F. von 1942. Die fossilen Reptilien des Südamerikanischen Gondwanalandes. Ergebnisse der Sauriergrabungen in Südbrasilien, 1928/1929. C. H. Beck'she, München, 332 pp.
  • JALIL, N. E. 1999. Continental Permian and Triassic vertebrates from Algeria and Morocco: stratigraphic correlation. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 29, 219–226.
  • JALIL, N. E. and DUTUIT, J. M. 1996. Permian captorhinid reptiles from the Argana Formation, Morocco. Palaeontology, 39, 907–918.
  • JALIL, N. E. and JANVIER, P. 2005. Les Pareiasaures (Amniota, Parareptilia) du Permien supérieur du Bassin d'Argana, Maroc. Geodiversitas, 27, 35–132.
  • JALIL, N. E. and KNOLL, F. 2002. Is Azendohsaurus laaroussii (Carnian Morocco) a dinosaur? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 22 (Supplement to No. 3), 70A.
  • JUUL, L. 1994. The phylogeny of basal archosaurs. Palaeontologia Africana, 31, 1–38.
  • KALANDADZE, N. N. and SENNIKOV, A. G. 1985. New reptiles from the Middle Triassic in the southern forelands. Palaeontological Journal, 1995 (2), 73–80.
  • KREBS, B. 1965. Die Triasfauna der Tessiner Kalkalpen. XIX. Ticinosuchus ferox, nov. gen. nov. sp. Ein neuer Pseudosuchier aus der Trias des Monte San Georgio. Schweizersiche Palontologische Abhandlungen, 81, 1–140.
  • KREBS, B. 1974. Die Archosaurier. Naturwissenschaften, 61, 17–24.
  • LONG, R. A. and MURRY, P. A. 1995. Late Triassic (Carnian and Norian) tetrapods from the southwestern United States. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, 4, 1–254.
  • MEYER, H. V. 1861. Reptilien aus dem Stubensandstein des obern Keupers. Palaeontographica, A, 6, 253–346.
  • NESBITT, S. J. 2003. Arizonasaurus and its implications for archosaur divergence. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B, 270 (Supplement), 234–237.
  • NESBITT, S. J. 2005. A new archosaur from the upper Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic) of Arizona and its implications for rauisuchian phylogeny and diversification. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palontologie, Monatshefte, 2005, 332–346.
  • PARRISH, J. M. 1993. Phylogeny of the Crocodylotarsi, with reference to archosaurian and crurotarsan monophyly. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 13, 287–308.
  • PINNA, G. and ARDUINI, P. 1978. Un nuevo esemplare di Ticinosuchus ferox Krebs, rinvenuto nel giacimento Triassico di Besano. Natura, Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, Milano, 69, 73–80.
  • ROMER, A. S. 1997. The osteology of reptiles. Third edition. Krieger Publishing Co., Malabar, 772 pp.
  • SELDMAYR, J. C. and SMALL, J. 1997. A new poposaurid from the Upper Triassic of Colorado. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 17 (Supplement to No. 3), 75A.
  • SEN, K. 2005. A new rauisuchian archosaur from the Middle Triassic of India. Palaeontology, 48, 185–196.
  • SENNIKOV, N. N. 1988. New rauisuchids from the Triassic of the European USSR. Palaeontological Journal, 22, 120–124.
  • SENNIKOV, N. N. 1990. New data on the rauisuchids of eastern Europe. Palaeontological Journal, 24, 1–12.
  • SERENO, P. C. 1991. Basal archosaurs: phylogenetic relationships and functional implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 11 (Supplement to No. 4), 1–53.
  • SERENO, P. C. and ARCUCCI, A. B. 1990. The monophyly of crurotarsal archosaurs and the origin of bird and crocodile ankle joints. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palontologie, Abhandlungen, 180, 21–52.
  • SILL, W. D. 1974. The anatomy of Saurosuchus galilei and the relationships of the rauisuchid thecodonts. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 146, 317–362.
  • SULEJ, T. 2005. A new rauisuchian reptile (Diapsida: Archosauria) from the Late Triassic of Poland. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25, 78–86.
  • TIXERONT, M. 1973. Lithostratigraphie et minéralisations cuprifères et uranifères stratiformes, syngénétiques et familières des formations détritiques permo-triasiques du couloir d'Argana, Haut-Atlas occidental (Maroc). Notes et Mémoires du Service Géologique du Maroc, 33, 147–177.
  • TIXERONT, M. 1974. Carte géologique et minéralisations du Couloir d'Argana. Notes et Mémoires du Service Géologique du Maroc, 205.
  • TOURANI, A., LUND, J. J., BENAOUISS, N. and GAUPP, R. 2000. Stratigraphy of Triassic syn-rift deposition in western Morocco. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Palontologie, 9–10, 1193–1215.
  • WELLES, S. P. 1947. Vertebrates from the Upper Moenkopi Formation of northern Arizona. University of California, Publications in Geological Sciences, 27, 241–294.
PalAss Go! URL: | Twitter: Share on Twitter | Facebook: Share on Facebook | Google+: Share on Google+