A re-reconstruction of Rauisuchus

A recent paper by Lautenschlager and Rauhut (2015) provided a reconstruction (Fig. 1)of the first known rauisuchid, Rauisuchus (von Huene 1942). I thought they provided it with something of a roller-coaster backbone, unlike that of more completely known rauisuchians. So, I moved the bones around on top of an established skeleton of Saurosuchus, which is another closely related rauisuchian of the same size (Fig. 1). Just a hypothesis based on a bauplan.

Figure 1. Rauisuchus reconstructed according to the baulplan of Saurosuchus (above) and as originally reconstructed (below).

Figure 1. Rauisuchus reconstructed according to the baulplan of Saurosuchus (above) and as originally reconstructed (below). Click to enlarge

Otherwise the paper is quite good with excellent photos.

References
Lautenschlager S and Rauhut OWM 2015. Osteology of Rauisuchus tiradentes from the Late Triassic (Carnian) Santa Maria Formation of Brazil, and its implications for rauisuchid anatomy and phylogeny. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 173:55-91.
von Huene F 1942. Die fossilen Reptilien des südamerikanischen Gondwanalandes. Ergebnisse der Sauriergrabung in Südbrasilien 1928/29. München: C.H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

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