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Kaprosuchus by Walter Colvin

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Digital fine art render of a Kaprosuchus, a extinct Crocodile. Some post work with photoshop.

Kaprosuchus is an extinct genus of mahajangasuchid crocodyliform. It is known from a single nearly complete skull collected from the Upper Cretaceous Echkar Formation of Niger. The name means “boar crocodile” from the Greek kapros (“boar”) and souchos (“crocodile”) in reference to its unusually large caniniform teeth which resemble those of a boar. It has been nicknamed “BoarCroc” by Paul Sereno and Hans Larsson, who first described the genus in a monograph published in ZooKeys in 2009 along with other Saharan crocodyliformes such as Anatosuchus and Laganosuchus. The type species is K. saharicus.Kaprosuchus is estimated to have been around 6 metres (20 feet) in length

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kaprosuchus, crocodile, mahajangasuchid crocodyliform, upper creataceous, prehistoric animal, prehistoric wildlife, extinct, animal, wildlife, reptile, dinosaur

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  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    wonderful work as always Walter

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Wow, this is a new creature for me. Awesome!!

  • This guy was big but there was one the was a little bigger called sarcosuchus. Nat geo has a specal called when Crocodiles eat dinosaurs.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Wicked!! :)

  • Thank you My friend. National Geographic has a CD about this family of dinosaurs called "When Crocodiles eat Dionsaurs,

    – Walter Colvin

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    18 April 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • Thank you Konstantinos.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago


    April 29th, 2012
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    Mary

  • Thank you Mary.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyabout 2 years ago

    Brilliant work Walter.

  • Thank you Tarrby. Your comments are apprecieted.

    – Walter Colvin

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