Prof Phil Manning from the University of Manchester, UK, was not part of the discovery team. As a fossil trackway specialist himself, he described the prints as "very interesting" and welcomed their publication to begin a discussion - but he doubted the interpretation.
"For me, the tracks just don't fit the overall geometry of a crocodilian and what it's capable of producing," he told BBC News.
"Look at any videos of living crocs and the rotation of their feet when they're galloping: it's outwards, not inwards towards the midline of the trackway. Just from their orientation, it looks more like some kind of dinosaurian track-maker to me. But whether it's a croc - unfortunately, we just don't have the fossil bones to tell us."