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Part of a series of Cretaceous Madagascar vertebrates I got to restore last summer. Araripesuchus was a medium-sized notosuchian crocodyliform from Madagascar. The genus Araripesuchus was widely distributed in the southern hemisphere during much of the Cretaceous.
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I remember intending to use a related species of this "land croc" - specifically, A. wegeneri - back when I was trying writing a story centered on the habitat of Spinosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus. Nice to see this little guy again, even if it is a different species.
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This skeletal looks kinda different from the life reconstructions I see with longer tails and thicker legs. Otherwise this looks really good, including the skull.
The scales and such on the limbs would make them look thicker in life (there's no skin on my skeletal silhouettes). I can't say why anyone made the tails longer - they aren't in the articulated specimens of other species of Araripesuchus.