crocodyliform

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Genus: Kaprosuchus

…an extinct genus of mahajangasuchid corcodyliform that lived during the Upper Cretaceous period. Kaprosuchus was largely thought to be a terrestrial predator due to the positioning of its orbits, which are positioned dorsally, and its enlarged caniniform teeth are sharp-edged and straight. Kaprosuchus likely was an ambush hunter and hunted like a big cat, using its large tusks to take down relatively large dinosaurs.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Crocodylomorpha-Mahajangasuchidae-Kaprosuchus

Images: Jeslin and Carol Abraczinskas

Stratiotosuchus maxhechti attacking a juvenile titanosaur. Art by Maurílio Oliveira (Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro).

Baurusuchid crocodyliforms as theropod mimics: clues from the skull and appendicular morphology of Stratiotosuchus maxhechti (Upper Cretaceous of Brazil)

DOUGLAS RIFF, ALEXANDER WILHELM ARMIN KELLNER

Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society Volume 163, Issue Supplement s1, pages S37–S56, December 2011