The first ctenosauriscid (Reptilia: Archosauromorpha) from the Lower Triassic Of Eastern Europe
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A new Early Triassic thecodont from the Donskaya Luka locality is described. A new species and genus of Rauisuchidae, Bystrowisuchus flerovi gen. et sp. nov., the first East European and earliest known member of the family Ctenosauriscidae is established. The taxonomy and phylogeny of Rauisuchidae and their stratigraphical and geographical distribution in connection with new finds are discussed.
KeywordsArchosauromorpha Rauisuchia Ctenosauriscidae systematics phylogeny Early Triassic Eastern Europe
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