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(ah-nat-oh-sook- us)
meaning: "Duck crocodile"
Named By: P. C. Sereno, C. A. Sidor, H. C. E. Larsson & B. Gado in 2003
Time Period: Early Cretaceous
Location: Niger, Echkar Formation, Elrhaz Formation
Size: Estimated 70 centimetres long
Diet: unavailable
Fossil(s): Complete skull
Classification: | Chordata | Sauropsida | Archosauromorpha | Crocodylomorpha |

Anatosuchus ("duck crocodile", the name from the Latin anas ("duck") and the Greek souchos ("crocodile"), for the broad, duck-like snout) is an extinct genus of notosuchian crocodylomorph discovered in Gadoufaoua, Niger, and described by a team of palaeontologists led by the American Paul Sereno in 2003, in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. Its duck-like snout coincidentally makes it resemble a crocoduck, an imagined hybrid animal with the head of a crocodile and the body of a duck.

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