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Crocodiles past and present

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I thought I better scan this old drawing before I threw it out...
the image is fading and the paper is turning yellow...
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HUBLERDON's avatar
HUBLERDONHobbyist General Artist
Your work remind me very much of Primeval fir some reason....
Birdskull31's avatar
What is the giant croc at the top?
dewlap's avatar
The top one is Rhamphosuchus, this was mentioned on the first comment page. Though I'm not too sure about its size  (probably smaller from more recent findings) but I think it was right at the time when the image was printed.
Birdskull31's avatar
That is one big croc. o.o
acepredator's avatar
We have a dead man.
EliTheDinoGuy's avatar
EliTheDinoGuyStudent General Artist
I take it the big one sprawled out in the center is Deinosuchus?, and the one resting on Sarcosuchus is Purussaurus?
Also, why would you throw something like this away?
dewlap's avatar
Sorry for the late reply, I was very busy and never get a chance to check my account.

And yes, the fourth one up from the bottom is Deinosuchus and the one rested on the Sarcosuchus is Purussaurus.

The drawing is still here but the paper has already turned yellow and the drawing is kind of fading away...
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EliTheDinoGuyStudent General Artist
Thanks for the reply, and thanks for letting me know!
At least the pages will never yellow on DA! ;D
jwmorenob's avatar
Your Rhamphosuchus is very oversized.
dewlap's avatar
As I commented earlier, I have no idea on the exact size of Rhamphosuchus at the time and even now (we never have a complete specimen at this point). All we have is different estimates. It's probably is to big (again I've said this before) but I just could not find a decent approximation to correct it. Mind you, what is on the page now is close to some estimates. I'm still waiting for the specimen...
Wonamb's avatar
Amazing!!!
irisholland's avatar
This is amazing!!
TrefRex's avatar
Along with dinosaurs, crocodiles and alligators (crocodilians) are my favorite animals! :)
Great artwork and love it!
Bestiarius's avatar
I really like this illustration. It will probably be interesting for you that Rhamphosuchus was significiantly downsized to "only" 8-11 m: [link]
dewlap's avatar
Thanks, it is nice to know. Unfortunately, I cannot make any adjustment to it since I don't have the original anymore. I will keep this in mind if I am making another Rhamphosuchus illustration again...
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garoselli16Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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garoselli16Hobbyist General Artist
please list the species i am a croc fanatic
Dr-XIII's avatar
Dr-XIII Digital Artist
Here's the list:


Rhamphosuchus: 50-60 ft
Gharial: 23 ft
Purussaurus : 40 ft
Sarcosuchus: 40 ft
Mourasuchus: 39 ft
Deinosuchus: 40 ft
Crocodylus porosus (Saltwater Crocodile): 23 ft
Crocodylus johnsoni (Freshwater Crocodile): 9.8 ft
Leptosuchus (Smilosuchus): 20 ft
dewlap's avatar
Here is a cut and paste job (sorry I'm a bit lazy). This is actually my very first comment of this illustration, since I've been asked numerous times on this and this is just on the very first page of the drawing so I remember. Please see below:

Ok... From top to bottom:
Rhamphosuchus (as you already know), Gharial, Purussaurus, Sarcosuchus, Mourasuchus, Deinosuchus, Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Freshwater Crocodile - lower right (Crocodylus johnsoni), and Smilosuchus (I think...)

I've done them about a year ago and I just couldn't remember them clearly sorry.
Leggurm's avatar
LeggurmHobbyist Writer
Could you list the species?
dewlap's avatar
They were listed from one of my earliest reply to this, so here I'll just copy and paste it below:

"...Ok... From top to bottom:
Rhamphosuchus (as you already know), Gharial, Purussaurus, Sarcosuchus, Mourasuchus, Deinosuchus, Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Freshwater Crocodile - lower right (Crocodylus johnsoni), and Smilosuchus (I think...)..."
Leggurm's avatar
LeggurmHobbyist Writer
Thanks.
dewlap's avatar
no problem :-)
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