Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Croc Update (New Species Edition)

Pictures: New Dinosaur, Crocodile Cousin Found in Brazil: "The nearly complete skull of a new species of ancient crocodile cousin has been found in Brazil, paleontologists say.

The animal is what's called a crocodyliform, part of a group known as the crocodilians that includes modern-day alligators, caimans, and more. (See alligator and crocodile pictures.)

Dubbed Pepesuchus deiseae, the new species lived between 99 million to 65 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period. Brazilian National Museum paleontologists recently found a skull and jawbone of the crocodile cousin at a fossil site in Sao Paulo state."

Photos at the link.


Jodi MacArthur said...

Look at those snappers!

Unknown said...

Ah, one of my favorite Danny De Vito lines!