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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