Prehistoric crocodile was the size of a bus

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Prehistoric crocodile was the size of a bus

Post  Sirop14 on Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:00 pm

Prehistoric crocodile was the size of a bus

Paleontologists in Tunisia have discovered the bones of the largest sea-dwelling crocodile the world has ever known.

This prehistoric crocodile is believed to have measured more than 9 metres long and weighed three tonnes. The skull alone is over 1.5m long.

Researchers named the new species the Machimosaurus rex and described their findings this week in the journal Cretaceous Research.

"Massive" is how lead author Federico Fanti of the University of Bologna described the crocodile. "It's almost the size of a bus."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/75950802/prehistoric-crocodile-was-the-size-of-a-bus?

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