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Voay robustus (Grandidier & Vaillant)

Madagascar Crocodile (Voay robustus)

The Madagascar Crocodile was described in 1872, it is known only from subfossil remains, that were found very numerously on the island of Madagascar.

The species reached lengths of about 5 m.


Madagascar is now inhabited by another crocodile species, the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus (Laurenti)), which might have occurred sympatrically with the extinct species, or which – more likely – was only able to successfully establish itself after the extinction of the endmic species.


edited: 04.10.2020