Plesiosuchus

No. 305629

by Safari Ltd
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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

Plesiosuchus was a crocodyliform, a group of animals related to modern day crocodlians. Plesiosuchus was a fully aquatic reptile, with special adaptations for swimming efficiently, including its shark-like tail. Sometimes called "marine crocodiles", these creatures lacked the bony scales of modern day crocs, and had smooth streamlined bodies. The first remains were discovered in the 1860s by John Clavell Mansel-Pleydell.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 17.25 L x 4.5 H
  • Size in inches: 6.79 L x 1.77 H
  • UPC: 095866000592