Restoration of Voay robustus
Range Madagascar
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Crocodylia
Family Crocodylidae
Genus Voay
Species V. robustus
Conservation Status
The Voay is an extinct genus of crocodile from Madagascar and includes only one species V. robustus. Numerous subfossils have been found, including complete skulls as well as vertebrae and osteoderms from such places as Ambolisatra and Antsirabe. The genus is thought to have become extinct relatively recently during the Holocene. It has even been suggested to have disappeared in the extinction event that wiped out much of the endemic megafauna such as the elephant bird following the arrival of humans to Madagascar around 2,000 years ago.
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