Name: Antarctosuchus ‭(‬Antarctic crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: An-tark-to-soo-kus.
Named By: Christian A.‭ ‬Sidor,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Sébastien Steyer‭ & ‬William R.‭ ‬Hammer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Amphibia,‭ ‬Temnospondyli,‭ ‬Stereospondyli,‭ ‬Capitosauria,‭ ‬Mastodonsauroidea.
Species: A.‭ ‬polyodon‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore/Piscivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Antarctica‭ ‬-‭ ‬Fremouw Formation.
Time period: Olenekian of the Triassic.
Fossil representation: Skull.

       Antarctosuchus is noted for having relatively small teeth,‭ ‬which may indicate a specialisation towards hunting smaller animals.‭ ‬The strongly developed sensory canals in the skull also suggest that Antarctosuchus was hunted primarily in the water.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new capitosauroid temnospondyl from the Middle Triassic upper Fremouw Formation of Antarctica.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology‭ ‬34‭ (‬3‭)‬:‭ ‬539.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Christian A.‭ ‬Sidor,‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Sébastien Steyer‭ & ‬William R.‭ ‬Hammer‭ ‬-‭ ‬2014.


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