Sarcosuchus, Largest Crocodile In the world's


Sarcosuchus, (meaning 'flesh crocodile' and commonly called "SuperCroc") is an extinct genus of crocodyliform and relatively far from the crocodile. It comes from the Cretaceous Period and is one of the largest giant crocodile-like reptiles that ever lived. That's nearly twice as long as a modern saltwater crocodiles and weighed about 8-10 tons.

Until recently, all known from the fossil genus is some teeth and armor scutes, which is found in the Sahara Desert by the French paleontologist Albert-FĂ©lix de Lapparent.

in the 1940s or the 1950s. However, in 1997 and 2000, Paul Sereno found a half dozen new specimens, including one with about a half skeleton intact and most of the spine. All the other giant crocodiles are known only from a partial skull, so that the truth is the biggest open question.

When fully grown, is believed to have long Sarcosuchus city bus (11,2-12,2 meters or 37-40 feet) and weighing up to 8 tons (8.75 tons). crocodile greatest who ever lived, the saltwater crocodile, less than two-thirds of the length (6.3 meters or 20.6 feet is the longest confirmed individual) and the fraction of the weight (1,200 kg, or 1.3 tons).


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