• Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Crocodilia
  • Suborder: Notosuchia
  • Family: Chimaerasuchidae
  • Genus: Simosuchus
Simosuchus 2

The pair of common pugcroc (Simosuchus Afriensis), the pig-sized species of pugcroc, in San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Pugcroc is a species of crocodilian that is native only to Madagascar, but has since been introduced to North America due to zoo escapees and some pet owners releasing them. They are the only species of Notosuchians to make it through the K-T extinction event and survive to modern times, and are the only native modern herbivorous crocodilians, feeding mostly on grass, leaves, fruits, vegetables, roots, tubers, cycads, ferns, horsetails, and mosses. Depending on a species,

The pygmy pugcroc (Simosuchus pygmiensis), the smallest pugcroc species, is about the size of a cat.

they range from about the size of a cat to about the size of a cow. Just like carnivorous crocodiles, they are good parents and both cared for their young and defend their young against egg theives and killers of baby crocodilians. Unlike most species of crocodilians, pugcrocs are fully terrestrial and won't go into the water unless if they are thirst or if they wanted to cool down in the heat. They are very adaptable crocodilians thaft can flourish in almost every habitats, even in human settlements, except tundra or taiga,
Simosuchus Size

The size comparison of a common human (Homo Sapien Sapien) with the pygmy pugcroc (Simosuchus Pygmiensis) [light green] and the giant pugcroc (Simosuchus Gigantecus) [dark green].

where it is too cold for pugcrocs to live in, so because of this, they are in no risk of becoming endangered nor extinct, in fact, their population is actually increasing due to less predators (which are declining due to habitat loss) and more abundant food sources for them.
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