Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Deinosuchus by SameerPrehistorica Deinosuchus by SameerPrehistorica
Deinosuchus is a giant Crocodilian related to the Alligators. It's bite force may rival that of the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is among the largest Crocodilians measuring 35 - 40 feet and weighing 6 - 8.5 tonnes.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmark0731:
mark0731 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
Needs downsize: Tick Tock Mk.II
Reply
:iconyu-gi-nos:
Yu-Gi-Nos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Student General Artist
Great size relation pic! This prehistoric Gator looks so realistic!
Reply
:iconzillatigre:
zillatigre Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the largest extinct crocodilian in the world.
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Purrusaurus.
Reply
:iconzillatigre:
zillatigre Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool thanks.
Reply
:iconmoldovan0731:
Moldovan0731 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Nice update, but wouldn't the 7-9 tonne range would be better, because it was bulkier than Sarcosuchus?
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know where is the proof of Deinosuchus being bulkier than Sarcosuchus.In all pictures i have seen,they seem similar in size except the skull of Deinosuchus is broad and somewhat powerful compared to the longer flat skull of Sarcosuchus.Mostly these 3 Crocodilians(Deinosuchus,Sarcosuchus and Purusaurrus) are said to be in somewhat similar size while Sarcosuchus is mostly seen slightly longer in images.I already thought about the 8 tonne estimate for Deinosuchus which is similar to Sarcosuchus and i noted the same estimate of 6 - 8 tonne from David R. Schwimmer's book King of the Crocodylians: The Paleobiology of Deinosuchus. Seems like it is 8.5,i should have seen the authors name and the 8 ton estimate from some other link.Now changed to 8.5 t.
Reply
:iconleopold002:
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If I remember correctly, ever larger crocodiles may have existed.
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May be..
Reply
:iconthediremoose:
thediremoose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
One second after this photo was taken: NOM.
Reply
:iconruleroflions:
RulerOfLions Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! :D
Reply
:iconfearedaudacity:
FearedAudacity Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Wonder how many trucks it would take to move that! Certainly a dinosaur-killer.
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can kill some Dinosaurs.A big Sauropod will crush Deinosuchus.
Reply
:iconfearedaudacity:
FearedAudacity Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
It lived in North America in late Cretaceous, so maybe medium-sized hadrosaurs like Parasauralophus and smaller ceratopsians like Chasmosaurus. Yeah i'm sure Alamosaurus would crush Deinosuchus given the chance :D
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed..
Reply
:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
It's cool. It's size makes me think that a human could work for it like little birds work for crocodiles today, remowing food remanis from their teeth:D
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remember the smell of its mouth..
Reply
:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Traditional Artist
I have a gas mask somewhere ...:D
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
Reply
:iconbracey100:
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Now this is a dinosaur killer! Unlike Discovery pimping sarcosuchus who's jaw was far to narrow for such a thing, this bad boy could devour a large theropod.
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed..the flat mouth Sarcosuchus is not that much impressive compared to this bulky huge Alligator having robust jaws.
Reply
:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2014
False gharials are built in the same way but take large prey including humans. So supercroc could take a dinosaur
Reply
:iconikessauro:
ikessauro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Hi, would you agree to let me use this imagem on my blog? I sure will give you all due credit.

Here's the homepage.

[link]
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure..
Reply
:iconjmd577:
JMD577 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Very neat picture. Yes, I am awed by its size. Skull as long as a basketball player. Height as tall as a man. Surely this monster must weigh 8 tonnes or more.
As for the "King of Crocodylians" title argument..
David Schwimmer's book, King of the Crocodylians, is about Deinosuchus. For the size (not weight) argument..
Purussaurus, Sarcosuchus, Rhamphosuchus, and Deinosuchus have all been estimated to be 40 feet long. The real contest IMO is between Rhamphosuchus and Deinosuchus riograndensis. They've both been estimated at 50 feet sometimes. Tossup? Maybe. They're all kings of Crocodylians, don't ya think? Or just stick with David Schwimmer.
Reply
:iconninthtome:
NinthTome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
That's a big croc!
Reply
:iconaceofaces1980:
aceofaces1980 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Thought the "King" of Crocodilians was Sarcosuchus? 32ft long and 6ft wide in the stomach.
Reply
Hidden by Commenter
:iconacepredator:
acepredator Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
It is closer to a false Gharial than a Gharial.
Reply
:iconaquilla-whingate:
Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   General Artist
I think the simple fact of saying is, that is one big crocodile. I like thew way you have it set in this side by side comparison.a fine example of a species with direct roots to its more common form now. :) :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youu
Reply
:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. that thing really was huge =D
Reply
:icongoldthylacine:
goldthylacine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
shhhhh--- that is HUGE!
Reply
:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
King? You are forgetting Sarcosuchus and Purussaurus XD
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I removed the word 'King'.Purussaurus is the king of Crocodilians.I actually didn't really saw it's pics.Before some days i made it and i can say it's skull is insanely robust.
Reply
:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Ha, I think now that it depends on you who do you think is the King of Crocodilians :3
Mine will be always Purussaurus, no matters if by someone find a bigger crocodilian ^^
Maybe in your case is the Deinosuchus, isn't it? ;)
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No,i said Purussaurus is the King.
Reply
:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Great :)!
Reply
Hidden by Commenter
:iconpyroraptor42:
Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
ya, but Purussaurus is a bit bigger than Deinosuchus :3
Reply
Hidden by Commenter
:iconvahzah-dovahkiin:
Vahzah-Dovahkiin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Rhamphosuchus was MUCH larger. 50-60 feet long
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rhamphosuchus and Purussaurus may be longer,but Deinosuchus is heavier than them,i think.Well,3 of those crocodiles are not known from more remains like Sarcosuchus.So anyway..
Reply
:iconvahzah-dovahkiin:
Vahzah-Dovahkiin Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Even if its not heavier, a 50-60 crocodile is going to be at least AS heavy as deinosuchus.
Reply
:iconsameerprehistorica:
SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's right.
Reply
:iconkaijuking54:
Kaijuking54 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
i heard sarcosuchus was larger
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 12, 2012
Image Size
228 KB
Resolution
1052×404
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
14,877
Favourites
185 (who?)
Comments
76