Genus: Erythrosuchus BROOM, 1905
Etymology:
= Erytherosuchus Huene, 1942 (sic)

Species: africanus BROOM, 1905
Etymology: In reference to Africa, where the specimen was found.

Holotype: South African Museum No. 905

Locality: Oorlogsfontein, Kraai River, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup, Beaufort Group, Karoo Supergroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material: Right humerus, scapula coracoid, radius ulna, pelvis, metacarpal, dorsal and caudal vertebrae.

Referred material:

BRINK

Locality: From Eerstegeluk, 13 miles south of Burghersdorp, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material:

National Museum, Bloemfontein QS 1473 (old No. 2663): Skull roof.

 

BROOM, 1915

Locality: Winnaarsbaken, Burghersdorp District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material:

AMNH 5594: Portions of a skull.

AMNH 5595: Portions of a skeleton.

AMNH 5596: Scapula and coracoid.

 


Locality: Rouxvile District, Free (Orange Free) State, South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material:

AMNH 5597: Lower half of a humerus.

 


CRUCHKSHANK, 1978

Locality: Winnaarsbaken, Burghersdorp District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material:

BP F. 2096/M. 405: An almost complete right foot.

 

Locality: Winnaarsbaken, Kapkolon, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material:

BMNH 3592, ex DMSW R 525: Parietal, left maxilla, Right quadratojugal, left quadrate, quadratojugal, left pterygoid, left vomer, left squamosal, left postorbital, left prefrontal, left postfrontal, frontal nasal, premaxilla, saurangular, angular, dorsal vertebrae, sacral vertebrae, caudal vertebrae, humerus, pelvis, right femur, left tibia, left fibula, left foot comprising the distal ends of the epipodials, the tarsus and the proximal ends of all metatarsals.

 

GOWER, 1997

Locality: South Africa.

Horizon: Burgersdorp Formation, Tarkastad Subgroup.

Biostratigraphy: Cynognathus zone.

Age: Spathian Stage, uppermost Scythian Epoch to Anisian Stage, lowermost Mid Triassic Epoch, Early to Middle Triassic.

Material:

UMCZ T700, BP 4680: Braincases.

 

PICKFORD, 1995

Locality: Omingonde Farm, Namibia.

Horizon: Omingonde Formation.

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Early Triassic.

Material:

Number: Not given: A partial skeleton with skull.

 

SEELEY 1894, HUXLEY, 1894

Locality: Kraai River, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Horizon:

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Early Triassic.

Material:

BMNH R/2790: Dentary.

BMNH R/2791: Dorsal vertebrae.

No.? Scapula, humerus, ulna and radius.