Suchomimuswas a theropod dinosaur that lived in the Lower Cretaceous (about 120 million years ago) in what is now Niger, Africa. ‘Suchomimus’ literally means ‘crocodile mimic’.
Scientific Name:Suchomimus tenerensis
Characteristics:Like many theropods,Suchomimuswas large, at least 30 feet long. In contrast to most theropods, the skull ofSuchomimuswas extremely thin and had a low profile. Its jaws were long and slender, and contained a total of about 120 conical teeth that did not resemble the blade-like teeth of most theropods.
Size and Color:This figure is 7.5 inches long and 3.75 inches high. The model has a dark green back and orange-yellow belly. Like modern crocodiles and alligators, such a color combination would make the dinosaur harder to see in the water by their prey.
The Suchomimus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection