Ornithosuchus


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Ornithosuchus

 

a genus of extinct reptiles of the group Thecodontia; many paleontologists assign the genus to predatory dinosaurs. The reptiles were small and had a light frame. They moved on two legs and were predators. The remains of two species are known from Upper Triassic deposits in Western Europe.

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