This photograph shows the long, light, yet sturdy, build of the Suchomimus skull. This skull, especially its snout, was so much like that of a crocodile that Dr. Paul Sereno named this species Suchomimus, or 'crocodile mimic.' In all reality, though, Suchomimus was a very large and powerful carnivorous theropod dinosaur. This skull and its plethora of large teeth were likely used to catch and eat 10+ feet long fish, which were likely the main staple of Suchomimus' diet. This skull is a cast of the original, which was discovered on Sereno's 1997 expedition to Niger.

 

Front Skeleton | Upper Body | Skull Front | Skull Side | Skull Comparison | Claws | Spines | Rosette | Back Skeleton | Side Skeleton

See Steve Brusatte's web site Dino Land.

 

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