SuperCroc’s Jaws Were Superstrong, Study Shows

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 4, 2002   View Article

Chomp.

It weighed 17,500 pounds (7,938 kilograms), was 40 feet (12.2 meters) long, and probably ate dinosaurs for dinner.

Sarcosuchus imperator, an ancient relative of modern alligators and crocodiles that roamed the Sahara Desert 110 million years ago, had jaws of steel that no prey—not even small dinosaurs—could pry open, according to researchers.

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