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CT scan of mummified crocodile finds baby croc mummies

A CT scan performed on a 2,500-year-old mummy of a crocodile has revealed dozens of mummified baby crocs inside. The 3m-long mummy has been at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden since 1828 and is on display in its Egyptian galleries. In the 1990s, a scan showed that there were

Crocodiles ancestor found in Colombian coal mine

The 60-million-year old fossilized remains of a crodocile ancestor has been uncovered in the same Columbian mine as the world's largest snake. The findings, outlined in the journal Paleontology, suggest that members of these two predatory species might have fought to the death 60 million years ago. Titanoboa measured an incredible

Fossil skull of extinct crocodile cousin found

The nearly complete skull of a newly discovered species of ancient crocodile has been found in Brazil. The animal is what's called a crocodyliform, part of a group known as the crocodilians that includes modern-day alligators, caimans, and more. Dubbed Pepesuchus deiseae, the new species lived between 99 million to 65 million

Fossil of vegetarian crocodile found

The 80-million-year old fossil of a vegetarian crocodile has been found on the island of Madagascar. The four-foot-long creature possessed grazer's teeth, a tank-like body and a short stubby tail. Most likely, they lived lives more like an armadillo's than a conventional crocodile's. Dubbed Simosuchus clarki, the species was first

100 million-year-old crocodile fossil found in Thailand

A new species of crocodile that lived 100 million years ago has been identified from a fossil found in Thailand. Komsorn Lauprasert, a scientist at Mahasarakham University, said the species had longer legs than modern-day crocodiles and probably fed on fish, based on the characteristics of its teeth. “They were

Shark bites found in ancient poop

A series of coprolites (fossilized poop) have been found showing bite marks from an ancient species of shark. But why were they biting poop? I thought this was an interesting article to read and I enjoyed how it reveals the researchers' thought-process and shows you how they reached their conclusions.

Extinct crocodile was mammal-like

The discovery of perhistoric crocodile fossils show that the croc was more mammal-like than reptile-like. Our group, our research team, has been working in southern Tanzania for a few years now and we've found a very exciting new type of crocodile. This animal is very small compared to what

Caveman diet included crocodiles

Apparently the caveman diet included eating crocodiles, which may have helped early humans evolve bigger brains. The work is based on bones and artifacts from a prehistoric "kitchen" that make up the earliest evidence that humans ate aquatic animals. Stone tools and the butchered bones of turtles, crocodiles, and fish