posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 09:31 AM
Three newly identified species shared Sahara area 100 million years ago
Paleontologist Paul Sereno and his colleagues unearthed a bizarre bunch of crocodile remains in the Sahara. The crocs sported snouts and other traits
that resembled some modern-day animals and inspired nicknames, including SuperCroc (weighed 8 tons), BoarCroc (upper right), PancakeCroc (lower
right), RatCroc, DogCroc and DuckCroc.
Nov . 19, 2009
From a crocodile sporting a boar-like snout to a peculiar pal with buckteeth for digging up grub, an odd-looking bunch of such reptiles dashed and
swam across what is now the Sahara Desert some 100 million years ago when dinosaurs ruled.
That's the picture created by remains of three newly identified species of ancient crocs plus fossils from two species previously named.
A team led by Paul Sereno of the University of Chicago unearthed remains of the bizarre crocodiles during a series of expeditions beginning in 2000 in
Evolution is alive and well, wonder what we looked like back then.