Temporal range: Cretaceous
|An artist's illustration and size comparison of Atractosteus africanus|
|Fossils of Atractosteus africanus|
| †Atractosteus africanus|
Atractosteus africanus is an extinct species of large gar from the Cretaceous of Africa and Europe, most remains are today known from France, the fossils in African were found in Niger. Because of it's size and the habit of modern Atractosteus to bath in the sun and to breath air in waters with an low oxygen level speculated about the possibility to be preyed upon by Spinosaurus.