Deinosuchus hatcheri (name meaning "Hatcher's terrible crocodile") is a species of crocodilian related to the native modern alligator that originally lived 82 to 73 million years ago (Ma), during the late Cretaceous period, and was once extinct, but has since been brought back from extinction by SciiFii and now lives in Cretaceous Park located in Sacramento, California. Although Deinosuchus hatcheri is far larger than any native modern crocodile or alligator, with the largest adults measuring 10.6 m (35 ft) in total length, its overall appearance is fairly similar to its smaller relatives. It has large, robust teeth built for crushing, and its back is covered with thick hemispherical osteoderms. Deinosuchus hatcheri can live for up to 50 years, growing at a rate similar to that of native modern crocodilians, but maintaining this growth over a much longer time. Deinosuchus is capable of killing and eating large animals, including large dinosaurs. It also once fed on sea turtles, fish, and other aquatic and terrestrial prey, but in Cretaceous Park, it is given cows and pigs, both as live animals and carrion, as alternatives to wild prey.
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