the Dinosaurs in the cretaceous period having to look one last time over his shoulder, when they had to quench their thirst at a waterhole.
Here could be the namely, the risk to encounter kæmpekrokodillen Deinosuchus, in Danish ’rædselskrokodille’, which had the size and bidkraften to lay down even the largest rovdinosaurer.
It will write to the publishers, Taylor & Francis Group, according to Science.dk.
the Publisher has just released a new study in their journal the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, where for the first time scientists have painted a complete picture of the Deinosuchus.
the Colossus lived for 75 to 82 million years ago in what today corresponds to western north America, and was the largest predator in its ecosystem.
- These new specimens that we have examined, revealing a bizarre, monstrous predators with teeth the size of bananas, says palæobiolog Adam Cossette from the New York Institute of Technology, co-author of the study, to the Taylor & Francis Group.
With a body length of ten meters was Reached almost twice as big as the largest living nile crocodile, but resembled in addition, its modern-day relatives – with the exception of a peculiar kartoffelnæse with two additional openings, whose function is yet unknown.
- It shows that crocodiles are not just ’living fossils’, which has not changed since the dinosaurtiden. They have evolved just as dynamically as any other species, says co-author and professor of paleontology Christopher Brochu, to the Taylor & Francis Group
It is as yet unknown, why Deinosuchus extinct ten million years before the mass extinction that ended the dinosaurs, but it is one of the things that scientists hope to clarify in the future.
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