Ancient ‘croc dog’ discovered

A newly identified crocodile species thought to have lived 70 million years ago has been discovered in a small town in Brazil.

The crocodile had very big teeth, a dog-shaped head and long limbs used to chase down prey. The number and size of their teeth indicate that this prey included animals of the same 15-20 foot size range - such as dinosaurs and other crocodiles.

“We are dealing with an exceptionally divergent lineage of extinct crocodile diversity. There are many fossils that still need to be found to link this crocodile to those who came before and after,” McGill University’s Felipe Montefeltro said.

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