Name: Aldabrachampsus.
Phonetic: Al-dah-brak-champ-sus.
Named By: Christopher A.‭ B‬rochu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodilia,‭ ‬Crocodylidae.
Species: A.‭ ‬dilophus‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: About‭ ‬2‭ ‬to‭ ‬2.5‭ ‬meters long.
Known locations: Seychelles,‭ ‬Aldabra Atoll‭ ‬-‭ ‬Aldabra Limestone Formation.
Time period: Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary remains.

       Aldabrachampsus was a fairly small crocodile known to have been active around the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean during the Pleistocene period.‭ ‬It is believed that Aldabrachampsus came to Aldbara Atoll by migration because previously the atoll had been submerged for over one hundred thousand years.‭ ‬A possible source could be either Madagascar or Africa.
       Because the remains of Aldabrachampsus are so incomplete,‭ ‬it is hard to say how Aldabrachampsus was related to modern crocodiles.‭ ‬Skull material suggests however that Aldabrachampsus was what is termed a‭ ‘‬horned crocodile‭’‬.‭ ‬Another horned crocodile genus that lived in Madagascar during the Holocene is Voay.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new miniature horned crocodile from the Quaternary of Aldabra Atoll,‭ ‬western Indian Ocean‭ ‬-‭ ‬Christopher A.‭ B‬rochu‭ ‬-‭ ‬2006.


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