Genus: Laosuchus ARBEZ, SIDOR, & STEYER, 2018
Etymology: In reference to Laos, the country were it was found, and Greek, souchus, "crocodile."

Species: naga ARBEZ, SIDOR, & STEYER, 2018
Etymology: From the mythological monster 'Naga" (or Phaya Naga) believed to live in the Mekong River, which is close to the type locality.

Holotype: MDS-LPQ 2005-09

Locality: Right bank of the Mekong River, Ban Houaytan District, Luang Prabang Province, northern Laos.

Horizon: Purple Claystones Formation ('Zone des Argiles violettes' sensu Counillon 1896)

Biostratigraphy:

Age: Changxingian Stage, Latest Lopingian Subepoch, Latest Zechstein Epoch, Late Permian.

Material: Nearly complete skull.