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Stomatosuchus
Temporal range: Cenomanian
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An artist's illustration of Stomatosuchus inermis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Superorder: Crocodylomorpha
Family: Stomatosuchidae
Genus: Stomatosuchus
Stromer, 1925
Binomial name
Stomatosuchus inermis
Stromer, 1925

Stomatosuchus inermis ("Weaponless mouth crocodile") was a 10 metres (33 ft) long stomatosuchid neosuchian from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Egypt. Unlike most other crocodyliforms, it is difficult to determine exactly what S. inermis ate. Its flattened skull had a long, flat, lid-like snout, which was lined with small, conical teeth. The mandible may have been toothless and may have supported a pelican-like throat pouch. This kind of pouch is also seen in the non - related species of caiman Mourasuchus.

The only known specimen, a large skull, which was collected in German paleontologist Ernst Stromer's Egyptian expedition, was obliterated when the Munich Museum was destroyed during an Allied bombing raid in 1944.

Stomatosuchus inermis by Kawekaweau

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