Friday, November 11, 2005

New Croc Discovered!

Evidence of Huge Ancient Crocodile Found - Yahoo! News: "WASHINGTON - In the era when dinosaurs ruled the Jurassic earth, a 13-foot oceanic crocodile with a short snout and a mouthful of deadly teeth hunted large creatures in the sea, scientists reported Thursday.

Nicknamed 'Godzilla' by its discoverers, the new find was much different from other marine crocodiles, which had long snouts with many small teeth.

The discovery of the creature, given the scientific name Dakosaurus andiniensis, was reported Thursday in ScienceExpress, the online edition of the journal Science.

'This animal was one of the latest members of its family and certainly the most bizarre of all marine crocs,' said Diego Pol of Ohio State University, one of the authors of the report."

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