Sarcosuchus

No. 100356

by Safari Ltd
$16.09USD

Sarcosuchus was a gigantic ancient relative of crocodiles, living in the Early Cretaceous Period around 112 million years ago. It could grow over 30 feet in length! It had a long, thin snout that ended in a thick, round projection known as a “bulla”.

  • Scientific Name: Sarcosuchus (“Flesh Crocodile”)
  • Characteristics: This crocodile-like Sarcosuchus figure is hand painted and full of scientifically accurate details, from the large hump (bulla) on its nose to the wide flat scutes on its back. It’s posed in a walking stance, making its way across its tropical habitat.
  • Size and Color: This Sarcosuchus figure is just over 10 inches in length, and stands 2 ¼ inches tall at the hump of its back. It’s about the size of a 20 oz bottle. Its coloration is brown above fading to a sandy yellow-brown below, with dark brown stripes and markings on its back and sides. Its eyes are green, and its teeth are off-white.
  • The Sarcosuchus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History:

Sarcosuchus is thought to be among the largest of the Crocodyliformes, a group composed of crocodiles and their close ancestors. Fragments of its skeleton were found between 1946 and 1959, but in 1964 a nearly complete skull was discovered. More recent fossils found in the late 1990s and early 2000s provided even more complete skeletal information.

Sarcosuchus lived in a humid environment in and around freshwater rivers, where it may have fed on large fish and even land animals it could snatch unsuspecting from the water’s edge.  

  • Size in cm: 26.35 L x 6.67 W x 5.71 H
  • Size in inches: 10.37 L x 2.63 W x 2.25 H
  • UPC: 095866004255