eusuchian crocodilian from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of Egypt. Unlike most other crocodilians, it is difficult to determine exactly what S. inermis ate. Its flattened skull had a long, flat, lid-like snout, which was lined with small, conical teeth. The mandible may have been toothless and may have supported a pelican-like throat pouch. Stomatosuchus inermis ("Weaponless mouth crocodile") was an enormous 10 meter long
Unfortunately the only known specimen, a large skull, which was collected in German paleontologist Ernst Stromer's Egyptian expedition, was obliterated when the Munich Museum was destroyed during an Allied bombing raid in 1944.
- ^ Naish, D. 2002. Fossils explained 34: Crocodilians. Geology Today 2: 71-77.
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