The Giant Crocodyliform Sarcosuchus from the Cretaceous of Africa

  title={The Giant Crocodyliform Sarcosuchus from the Cretaceous of Africa},
  author={Paul C. Sereno and Hce Larsson and Christian A. Sidor and Boube Gado},
  pages={1516 - 1519}
New fossils of the giant African crocodyliform Sarcosuchus imperator clarify its skeletal anatomy, growth patterns, size, longevity, and phylogenetic position. The skull has an expansive narial bulla and elongate jaws studded with stout, smooth crowns that do not interlock. The jaw form suggests a generalized diet of large vertebrates, including fish and dinosaurs. S. imperator is estimated to have grown to a maximum body length of at least 11 to 12 meters and body weight of about 8 metric tons… Expand

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