Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dino Week - Kaprosuchus

Okay, technically Kaprosuchus is not a dinosaur, it's a prehistoric crocodyliform, but give me some leeway here.
Kaprosuchus was an ancient crocodile-like reptile that lived in Africa roughly 95 million years ago. Its name comes from the greek words for boar and crocodile, named "boar-croc" from its large tusk-like canines. Kap has a uniquely modern crocodile shape when compared to other crocodiliforms from the Saharan region. Kap's recent discovery in 2009 means there is still little known about this creature and it has yet to make its presence known in the dinosaur mainstream.

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