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Purussaurus by SameerPrehistorica Purussaurus by SameerPrehistorica
A monstrous Caiman from hell.The skull says it all.This should be the King of Crocodilians.

Purussaurus is one of the largest Crocodilians.It measured about 36 - 41 feet in length and weighed around 8.4 - 10 tonnes. It's bite force has been estimated to be around 69,000 N (around 7 metric tons-force).

Fossils have been found in South America (Brazil,Colombia,Peru,Amazonia and northern Venezuela.)
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mark0731 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
Needs downsize: Tick Tock Mk.II
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ForbiddenParadise64 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Have you seen this: journals.plos.org/plosone/arti… talks about this beasts bite force- a sustainable one of 69,000N (in comparison, tyrannosaurus's was 35,000-57,000N). You wouldn't want to mess with this creature. 
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mark0731 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
If its maximum lenght is 37 ft, how its maximum weight is 10 tonnes? Before the update you wrote in the description its maximum size is 40 ft and 10 tonnes, so if you downsized it to 37 ft, I think you need to downsize it to 9 tonnes.
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Rhinos-Rule Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
That is not true, he was definitely not 35ft in length, not even 37ft, he was quite a bit higher than that.  I read this on a wiki page. "The largest member of this family was the caiman-like Purussaurus, from northern South America during the Miocene epoch. It grew to 10–12 m (40 ft) long and could weigh up to 8 tonnes, making it one of the largest crocodilians ever". And I read this on another wiki page, "Paleontologists estimate that P. brasiliensis may have measured around 11 to 13 metres (36 to 43 ft) in length. Deinosuchus was the smallest, he was 36ft long and had a maximum length of 39ft. Purussaurus is believed to be the largest Crocodilian ever, he definitely had to be in the 12 meter (40ft) range, but I still think that he could exceed this length and approach lengths of 13 meters (43ft) long, and weigh 8 tonnes on average and have upper body weights as much as 10 tonnes or more. But 35ft is simply out of the question, period. Deinosuchus was the one that was around 35ft in length or a little bit less....
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Rhinos-Rule Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Wait a minute, wasn't Purussaurus 40-43ft long and 8-10 tonnes? And maybe you could consider making a Rhamphosuchus!:D
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is less than 40 ft.
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Rhodalle-Sylthezyne Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
That Caiman has a big everything!!! I love how real your stuff feels... Very intuitive how you build and morph creatures. :) The nose makes me think of a hippo.
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vasix Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This thing can crush an unsuspecting large animal in one bite! And 10 tons seems feasible for a monster croc like this, albeit I wonder if it was heavier at times....they should make an episode about this on National Geograhpic's series "Prehistoric Predators." More people should know about this!
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed ---- (They should make an episode about this on National Geograhpic's series "Prehistoric Predators." More people should know about this!)
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist
I like the red coloration. It does make it much, more scary
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right..
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
AWESOME:D:D:D
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
how do you pronounce its name?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Purrrrrrrrrrrr
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IrynaFedorovska Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
from Hell indeed! awful creature! :o (Eek) 
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AleksaBG Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
WOOOW:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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malevouvenator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Great work dude! You posted it in your megafauna poster right?
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Juliefan21 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I wonder what's next…Diplodocus?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes
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christina1969 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Nice, but why this is red and not green or brown? And it not would weigh 8 tonnes like Sarcosuchus and Deinosuchus?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No extant croc is close to red i think..I just gave this color to make it look scary. There are lizards in different colors including red but not sure about Crocs but anyway it is Prehistoric. I can see that it is not lifelike for you.. People have different opinions.
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christina1969 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Oh God...I was stupid. You are right. I compare Purussaurus only to extant crocodiles, but if an extant lizard can be red a prehistoric crocodile why not?
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha...who knows.Prehistoric animals are mysterious.
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mark0731 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
What is your problem with the color? I think it is awesome.
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christina1969 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I think this color is not enough lifelike.
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mark0731 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I don't understand why you say that...
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mark0731 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
What a cool color! :D (Big Grin)
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gytalf2000 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Incredible!
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Wesdaaman Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I've seen a skull of a Purussaurus at a zoo once
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
What a weird skull
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SameerPrehistorica Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can be weird but very robust..I am impressed.
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