Largest crocodilian [Extinct]
Last updated: October 9, 2017 at 19:33 pm
Machimosaurus rex grew to a length of 10 m (33 ft) and lived in a shallow sea of present-day Tunisia around 130 million years ago during the Cretaceous and late Jurassic periods. It probably fed on turtles, fish, and carrion.
Fanti F, Miyashita T, Cantelli L, Mnasri F, Dridi J, Contessi M, Cau A. The largest thalattosuchian (Crocodylomorpha) supports teleosaurid survival across the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary Cretaceous Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2015.11.011
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.