Looks like a cross between a crustacean and a bipedal alligator? Wait why is it bipedal if it's an underwater creature?
Anyway while digging around for etymology I came across the fact that "All birds are bipeds when on the ground, a feature inherited from their dinosaur ancestors
," so odds are this thing only has legs because it's a not-too-distant ancestor of dinosaurs. So Archosaurs
seem like the group to go with. Then that lead me to Postosuchus
, which seems like a close match to the BT creature.
So what does this mean? I don't really know, maybe someone can use this info to think up a historically accurate name. One noteworthy thing is that Postosuchus means "crocodile from the past," so I tried looking for translations of "crocodile from the future" that sounded cool but nothing was really striking about it.
99% of my statements are my own opinion. I have no idea what the last percent is though.