Named By: Christopher A. Brochu - 2006.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodilia, Crocodylidae.
Species: A. dilophus (type).
Size: About 2 to 2.5 meters long.
Known locations: Seychelles, Aldabra Atoll - Aldabra Limestone Formation.
Time period: Pleistocene.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary remains.
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
because previously the atoll had been submerged for over one hundred
thousand years. A possible source could be either Madagascar or
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.
- A new miniature horned crocodile from the Quaternary of Aldabra Atoll, western Indian Ocean - Christopher A. Brochu - 2006.