Thoracosaurus is a genus of gavialoid crocodilian which existed during the Late Cretaceous and Early Paleocene.

It contains the species Thoracosaurus neocesariensis in North America and Thoracosaurus macrorhynchus in Europe. A number of species have been referred to this genus, but most are dubious.

It likely would have lived like a modern gharial based on the similar jaw. Gharials catch fish by waiting for fish to pass by and catching them by quickly whipping their heads sideways.

In Saurian Edit

Thoracosaurus will appear in Saurian, being shown in a livestream[1]. It is dark brown with a tan belly and striping on the sides.

Behind the scenesEdit

The model of Thoracosaurus was sculpted by Jake Baardse.[1]

The color seems to be based on its relative, the false gharial.

Gallery Edit

Notes and referecnesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Saurian on Facebook.