Be thankful you don't have to worry about Plesiosuchus when you go in the water. This sea-dwelling reptile could grow to 35 feet long and was specially designed to quickly move through the water in search of prey. It was not a dinosaur but an ancient "crocodyliform", a group related to modern day crocodiles.
- Scientific Name: Plesiosuchus manselii. Plesiosuchus means "near crocodile", while manselii refers to John Clavell Mansel-Pleydell, who discovered the first fossils of this creature.
- Characteristics: Plesiosuchus was the largest member of the Metriorhynchidae family. It was a top predator in its ocean environment, using its killer whale-like teeth to seize prey.
- Size and Color: This figure is 6.75 inches long an 1.5 inches high. It's a bit longer than a soda can on its side. This hand painted model is a warm brown on top, fading to a cream color below, with some darker stripes along its back.
- The Plesiosuchus is part of the Wild Safari® Prehistoric World collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free