Genus: Litorosuchus LI, WU, ZHAO, NESBITT, STOCKER, & WANG, 2016
Etymology: Latin, litorals, indicating the coastal region where the archosauriform may have lived and Greek, soukhos, "crocodile."

Species: somnii LI, WU, ZHAO, NESBITT, STOCKE,R & WANG, 2016
Etymology: Latin, somnium, "dream"; in reference to a dream of the first author (Li) had the day he searched for a name for the animal, in which he saw an archosauriform wandering on the beach.

Holotype: IVVP V16878

Locality: Jiyangshan, west of Huangnihe River, southeast Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province, Southern China.

Horizon: Zhuganpo Member, Falang Formation.


Age: Ladinian Stage, Upper Mid Triassic Epoch, Middle Triassic.

Material: Nearly complete skull and skeleton.