Rutiodon and Hesperosuchus by Douglas Henderson
“Phytosaurs were long-snouted and heavily armoured, bearing a remarkable resemblance to modern crocodiles in size, appearance, and lifestyle, as an example of convergence or parallel evolution.” Wikipedia.
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I tag animals like Rutiodon as “crocodile” just to make things easier for the tumblr-people, because I know that when most of them search for the tag crocodile, they expect to see the entire Crocodylomorpha and anything that might look similar. When my tags are inaccurate it’s not always because I’m stupid or neglectful, I just try to keep the clutter to an informal but useful minimum, it works better for most readers.