Quinkana sp.

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  • Quinkana is a land dwelling crocodile.
  • Lived 4 million — 40,000 years ago.
  • Possibly a land-dwelling crocodile.
  • Possibly grew up to 5-6 metres long.
  • Teeth adapted for slicing flesh.
  • Meat eater, probably an ambush predator.
  • Fossils of Quinkana have been found in caves lending support to them being a land-dwelling crocodilian.
silhouettes of a human and a prehistoric crocodile
Reconstruction of the land-dwelling crocodile, Quinkana sp. Image: Queensland Museum,  Andrey Atuchin, Rochelle Lawrence & Scott Hocknull.

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