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An artistic depiction of Razanandrongobe sakalavae scavenging on a sauropod carcass during the Middle Jurassic epoch in Madagascar. Unlike extant crocodilians, this terrestrial predator had a deep skull and walked on erect limbs. | Fabio Manucci
Animals

This Enormous Crocodile With T. Rex Teeth Was a Top Jurassic Predator

Razanandrongobe sakalavae — Razana for short — was able to take on the fiercest dinosaur predators about 165 million years ago.

Paleontologists Cristiano Dal Sasso (left) and Simone Maganuco (right) standing next to the jaws of “Razana” at the Natural History Museum of Milan. | Giovanni Bindellini
Comparison between the estimated body size of the giant notosuchian crocodyliform Razanandrongobe sakalavae (nicknamed “Razana”) and a human. | Marco Auditore
Paleo-artistic restoration of the head of Razanandrongobe sakalavae. | Fabio Manucci