Name: Kentisuchus.
Phonetic: Ken-te-soo-kus.
Named By: C.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Mook‭ ‬-‭ ‬1955.
Synonyms: Crocodylus spenceri.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Reptilia,‭ ‬Crocodilia,‭ ‬Tomistominae.
Species: F.‭ ‬spenceri‭ (‬type‭)‬,‭ ‬K.‭ ‬astrei.
Diet: Carnivore.
Size: Uncertain.
Known locations: United Kingdom.‭ ‬France.
Time period: Eocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skulls.

       Kentisuchus is a genus of crocodile known to have lived around Europe during the Eocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Two new genera of Eocene crocodilians.‭ ‬-‭ ‬American Museum Novitates‭ ‬1727:1-4.‭ ‬-‭ ‬C.‭ ‬C.‭ ‬Mook‭ ‬-‭ ‬1955.
-‭ ‬A new basal tomistomine‭ (‬Crocodylia,‭ ‬Crocodyloidea‭) ‬from Issel‭ (‬Middle Eocene‭; ‬France‭)‬:‭ ‬palaeobiogeography of basal tomistomines and palaeogeographic consequences.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society‭ ‬177‭ (‬1‭) ‬-‭ ‬Stéphane Jouve‭ ‬-‭ ‬2016.


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