Erythrosuchus africanus (Broom 1905) Early Triassic ~240 mya, was derived from a sister to Fugusuchus and Garjainia and was a sister to Shansisuchus in the Erythrosuchidae.
Distinct from Shansisuchus, the skull of Erythrosuchus had no accessory opening between the naris and antorbital fenestra. The orbit was smaller than the lateral temporal fenestra, as in Garjainia.
The cervicals were tall and compressed with high neural spines throughout.
Erythrosuchus had shorter limbs. The scapula was enlarged. The pedal digits were smaller distally, terminating in tiny unguals. Digit IV lost a phalanx and was shorter than III.