Notosuchus

"Southern crocodile"
Length:
1.5 m (5 ft)
Weight:
36 kg (80 lbs)
Time:
85,000,000-
80,000,000 B.C.
Location:
Neuquén and Río Negro, Argentina
Species:
Notosuchus terrestris
Notosuchus lepidus
The genus that lends its name to an entire family of mostly terrestrial crocodyliformes, Notosuchus may have fed on roots and tubers, as well as small reptiles, carrion, and dinosaur eggs. A recent paper examining the animal suggests that it had short, trunk-like structure resembling a pig's snout, as well as fleshy cheeks. The former would serve to sniff out food, while the latter would prevent food from falling out of Notosuchus' mouth as it ate.

Docudrama Appearances:
Dinosaur Planet
-Alpha's Egg
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