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phylum Chordata Kaprosuchus is known from a single nearly complete skull collected from the Upper Cretaceous Echkar Formation of Niger. The name means "boar crocodile" in reference to its unusually large caniniform teeth which resemble those of a boar. It has been nicknamed "BoarCroc" by Paul Sereno and Hans Larsson, who first described the genus in a monograph published in ZooKeys in 2009 along with other Saharan crocodyliformes such as Anatosuchus and Laganosuchus.

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clade Diapsida
clade Crocodylomorpha
family Mahajangasuchidae
genus Kaprosuchus
species K. saharicus
Temporal range 95Mya