Temporal range: Early Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Pholidosauridae
Genus: Vectisuchus
Buffetaut & Hutt, 1980
  • V. leptognathus Buffetaut and Hutt, 1980 (type)

Vectisuchus is a genus of goniopholidid mesoeucrocodylian, known from the Early Cretaceous-age Wealden Group of the Isle of Wight, England. It was a small, piscivorous crocodylomorph with a narrow, elongate snout, and relatively long forearms. The type specimen, SMNS 50984, was found in 1977. When discovered, it was complete and right-side-up, but the posterior portion was lost during excavation. Vectisuchus was described in 1980. The type species is V. leptognathus.[1]


  1. Buffetaut, E.; Hutt, S. (1980). "Vectisuchus leptognathus, n.g. n. sp., a slender-snouted goniopholid crocodilian from the Wealden of the Isle of Wight". Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläeontologie Monatshefte. 7: 385–390.

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