Tilemsisuchus is an extinct genus of dyrosaurid crocodyliform which existed in what is now Mali during the Eocene period. It was first named by Eric Buffetaut in 1979[1] and contains the species Tilemsisuchus lavocati.[2]

Temporal range: Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Dyrosauridae
Genus: Tilemsisuchus
Buffetaut, 1979
Type species
Tilemsisuchus lavocati
Buffetaut, 1979


  1. ^ Page 545, Vertebrate fossils and the evolution of scientific concepts: writings in tribute to Beverly Halstead by William Antony S. Sarjeant, L. B. Halstead. Taylor & Francis, 1995. ISBN 2881249965/ISBN 9782881249969
  2. ^ Wounds on the jaw of an Eocene mesosuchian crocodilian as possible evidence for the antiquity of crocodilian intraspecific fighting behaviour, by Eric Buffetaut, Laboratoire de Paléontologie des Vertébrés, Université Paris VI, 4 place Jussieu, 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France. [1].

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