Kaprosuchus saharicus (Boar Croc)
Kaprosuchus saharicus; fossils found in Niger. Twenty-foot-long upright meat-eater with an armored snout for ramming and three sets of dagger-shaped fangs for slicing. Closest relative found in Madagascar. Kaprosuchus was twenty feet in length, and well adapted to both water and land. It had a snorkel-like snout for breathing while submerged and eyes that pointed forward for sterovision on land. Two pairs of protruding, interlocking fangs with compressed crowns give it its nickname, “Boar croc”.
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