Pallimnarchus is a giant freshwater crocodile which grew up to 5m long.

Pallimnarchus appeared about 2.588 million years until extinction some 126,000 years ago, with its closest living relative living is Australia’s largest living reptile, the saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus in northern Australia.

Teeth and some skeletal remains have been collected from the Eulo sites, sofar. It is likely that Pallimnarchus preyed and ambushed megafauna and other animals watering at the mud springs.


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Crocodilia

Family: Crocodylidae

Subfamily: Mekosuchinae

Genus: Pallimnarchus

PALLIMNARCHUS illustration for ENHM