Name: Koumpiodontosuchus ‭(‬button toothed crocodile‭)‬.
Phonetic: Koomp-e-o-dont-o-soo-kus.
Named By: S.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Sweetman,‭ ‬U.‭ ‬Pedreira-Segade‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬U.‭ ‬Vidovic‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodylomorpha,‭ ‬Bernissartiidae.
Species: K.‭ ‬aprosdokiti‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Holotype skull roughly about‭ ‬11‭ ‬centimetres long.
Known locations: England‭ ‬-‭ ‬Wessex Formation.
Time period: Barremian of the Cretaceous.
Fossil representation: Partial skull.

       Known form a small partial skull that was initially thought to belong to the genus Bernissartia,‭ ‬Koumpiodontosuchus was established as a distinct genus in‭ ‬2015.‭ ‬Koumpiodontosuchus means‭ ‘‬button toothed crocodile‭’‬,‭ ‬a reference to the small teeth seen in the skull.‭ ‬These show that as well as being small itself,‭ ‬Koumpiodontosuchus was a predator of small animals.‭ ‬The observations that the teeth at the back of the mouth were rounded may indicate that Koumpiodontosuchus might have eaten shelled animals such as bivalve molluscs.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A new bernissartiid crocodyliform from the Lower Cretaceous Wessex Formation‭ (‬Wealden Group,‭ ‬Barremian‭) ‬of the Isle of Wight,‭ ‬southern England.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Acta Palaeontologica Polonica‭ ‬60‭(‬2‭)‬:257-268.‭ ‬-‭ ‬S.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Sweetman,‭ ‬U.‭ ‬Pedreira-Segade‭ & ‬S.‭ ‬U.‭ ‬Vidovic‭ ‬-‭ ‬2015.


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