Thursday, February 02, 2012

Croc Update (Head Bump Edition)

‘Shieldcroc’: The Prehistoric Crocodile With a Bump On Its Head | Earth & Environment | Science | Epoch Times: The remains of a new species of ancient crocodilian have been unearthed in Morocco that date back to the Late Cretaceous Period, around 95 million years ago.

The now-extinct crocodile is named Aegisuchus witmeri and has been nicknamed “Shieldcroc” due to the shield-like layer of thick skin on its head. The new species was identified from the remnants of a fossilized skull.

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