From: Lance Creek Formation, Wyoming
Weight: 0.3 Ounces
Dimensions: 0.6 Inches Tall, & 0.3 Inches Wide
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67 Million years old
Name: Borealosuchus (Boreal crocodile).
Named By: Chris Brochu - 1997.
Classification: Chordata, Reptilia, Crocodylomorpha, Crocodylia.
Size: Up to 2.8 meters long, though there is some variance between species.
Known locations: Canada, including Alberta - Scollard Formation, and Saskatchewan - Ravenscrag Formation, and the USA, including the states of Colorado - DeBeque Formation, Laramie Formation and Ohio Creek Formation, Montana - Hell Creek Formation and Tullock Formation, New Jersey - Hornerstown Formation, North Carolina - Tar Heel Formation, North Dakota - Bullion Creek Formation and Hell Creek Formation, Texas, Wyoming - Bridger Formation, Green River Formation, Lance Formation, Willwood Formation
Time period: Campanian of the Cretaceous through to the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Skulls and post cranial remains.
The naming of the Borealosuchus genus was born out of a revision of the genus Leidysuchus which has a reputation as something of a ‘wastebasket taxon’. So far four former species of Leidysuchus have been renamed as species of Borealosuchus, though two further species have now also been named.
Borealosuchus was a mid-sized genus of crocodile, with the largest species B. acutidentatus attaining lengths of two hundred and eighty centimeters in length, with a skull thirty-six centimeters long. Borealosuchus is also another genus of crocodile that survived the KT extinction that marked the end of the dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and the great marine reptiles. It may be that the physiological and ecological characteristics of crocodiles allowed them to survive this extinction event as other crocodile genera such as Dyrosaurus and Brachychampsa are also known to have made it through this extinction even