Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Croc Update (Vegetarian Edition)

Facts about the extinct Chimaerasuchus - by Aldo Bonincontro - Helium: "A vegetarian crocodile seems impossible like a lion eating fruits only, but it existed in a very ancient past: it was the Chimaerasuchus and we can neither consider it as an ephemeral presence, given that it lived in the middle Cretaceous, from 125 to 100 million years ago. Its name witnesses the many problems palaeontologists had to describe correctly this animal: “Chimaerasuchus“, in fact, means 'Chimera crocodile' and Chimera was a famous symbolic monster of Greek mythology, formed by parts of different animals."

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