|Named By:||Molnar in 1981|
|Time Period:||Late Oligocene-Late Pleistocene|
|Location:||Australia, particularly Queensland|
|Size:||2 - 6 meters long, depending upon the species|
|Fossil(s):||Several specimens including two skulls|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Sauropsida | Crocodilia | Crocodylidae | Mekosuchinae ||
Quinkana is an extinct genus of mekosuchine crocodylians that lived in Australia from about 24 million to about 40,000 years ago. By the Pleistocene, Quinkana had become one of the top terrestrial predators of Australia, possessing long legs and ziphodont teeth (lateromedially compressed, recurved, and serrated). Quinkana comes from the "Quinkans", a legendary folk from Aboriginal myths.