Sarcosuchus Imperator(Greek for "flesh crocodile") is an extinct species of crocodylomorph. lived approximately 122 - 112 million years ago. Dating from the Cretaceous Period. Remains were discovered during several expeditions led by the French paleontologist Albert-Félix de Lapparent, from 1966 to 1970 in the Sahara Desert. These remains were fragments of the skull, vertebrae, teeth, and scutes. In 1964, an almost complete skull was found in Niger by the French CEA, but it was not until 1997 and 2012 that most of its anatomy became known to science. Sarcosuchus Imperator was a large relative of crocodiles, with fully grown individuals estimated to have reached anywhere between 9 to 9.5 m (29 – 31 ft) in total length and 3.5 to 4.5 tons in maximum weight.