Kaprosuchus shows that prehistoric ‘crocs’ were more diverse than crocodiles today. This extinct relative of modern crocodiles had tusk-like fangs that earned it the nickname “boar croc”. It lived in northern Africa during the late Cretaceous, 95 million years ago.
Scientific Name:Kaprosuchus saharicus
Characteristics:Kaprosuchus was a meat-eating crocodylomorph - the group that includes modern crocodiles. It had long broad jaws filled with pointed teeth, including enlarged tusk-like fangs. Its strong jaw muscles provided a powerful bite. The body of Kaprosuchus is unknown, but it was probably similar to other crocodylomorphs with four short legs and a long tail.
Size and Color: This model is 8.25 inches long and 2 inches high. It has dark green and brown colored scales similar to modern crocodiles.
The Kaprosuchus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection