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meaning: "crocodile lizard"
Named By: Edward Drinker Cope in 1877
Time Period: Late Cretaceous-Eocene
Location: Canada and the USA. Some fossil remains also reported from France
Size: Depending upon the species, anywhere between 1.5 and 3.5 meters long
Diet: Carnivore/piscivore
Fossil(s): Many individuals, some almost complete
Classification: | Chordata | Reptilia | Choristodera | Champsosauridae |
Also known as: | Champsosaurus annectens | Champsosaurus australis | Champsosaurus brevicollis | Champsosaurus inelegans | Champsosaurus inflatus | Champsosaurus profundus | Champsosaurus puercensis |

Champsosaurus is an extinct genus of diapsid reptile belonging to the order Choristodera.

Read more about Champsosaurus at Wikipedia
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