I sculpted this speculative glimpse of a hatchling SuperCroc for Project Exploration’s traveling exhibit, “The Science of SuperCroc” (2002). Working with paleontologist Paul Sereno, and using both an adult and a juvenile Sarcosuchus skull for reference, this reconstruction suggests the size of the newly hatched croc based upon predicted egg and clutch sizes of the fully-grown 40ft. giant it would become.
The Giant Crocodyliform Sarcosuchus from the Cretaceous of Africa
Paul C. Sereno, Hans C. E. Larsson, Christian A. Sidor, and Boubé Gado
Science 16 November 2001: 294 (5546), 1516-1519.Published online 25 October 2001 [DOI:10.1126/science.1066521]