Genus: Kaprosuchus SERENO & LARSSON, 2009
Etymology: Greek, kapros, "boar" and Greek, souchos, "crocodile"; named for the extreme length of its three opposing pairs of caniniform teeth.

Species: saharicus SERENO & LARSSON, 2009
Etymology: In reference to the Sahara Desert, and Greek, -icus, "belonging to"; named for the region where the holotype was discovered.

Holotype: MNN IGU12

Locality: Iguidi, west of In Abangharit, Agadez District, N17°56', E5°37", Niger.

Horizon: Echkar Formation, Tegama Group (Series).


Age: Cenomanian Stage, Upper Gallic subepoch, Lowest Gulf Epoch, Late Early to Early Middle Cretaceous.

Material: A nearly complete skull, missing only portions of hte right postorbital, squamosal and the middle one-third of the braincase.

Kaprosuchus saharicus (after Sereno & Larsson, 2009).