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Re: Deinosuchus basics
>I heard somewhere (how's that for being scientific?) that the largest known
>Australian Saltwater Croccodiles were reported to be specimens just over
There are unconfirmed reports of up to 32 feet (one by Capt Cook no less!)
but 27 to 28 feet is the generally recognised maximum confirmed length
(around 9 metres).
>I'm guessing that those guys were a bit bigger than that?
The more reliable guesses for Deinosuchus place it at around 12 metres.
>wasn't there another really big one that lived in Quatternary South
Rhamphosuchus and Purussaurus referred to in the previous post were both
fro South America and, from the previous post, were *probably* in the 30 to
40 foot range.
Dr Paul M.A. Willis
Consulting Vertebrate Palaeontologist
Quinkana Pty Ltd