These crocodiles from The Cretaceous Period grow about 3.6 ft (1.8m)
There are currently six recognized species of Araripesuchus: the type species, A. gomesii, from the Santana Group, A. wegneri from the Elrhaz Formation, A. patagonicus from the Candeleros Formation, A. buitreraensis from the Candeleros Formation, A. tsangatsangana from the Maeverano Formation, and A. rattoides from the Kem Kem Group.
Two of these six species (A. wegneri and A. rattoides) have been affectionately nicknamed "Dog-Croc" and "Rat-Croc" in media respectively.
In popular culture
- Araripesuchus appeared in the National Geographic documentary When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs as 2 knows species. “Dog Croc & Rat Croc”.
- It was featured in Ricardo Delgado's Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians mini-series.
- Animated shadows of Araripesuchus was seen in the PBS Documentary “when whales walked”.