Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This Crocodile Could Have Taken Down Jaws


Paleontologists have discovered the fossil remains of the largest sea-dwelling crocodile on record. Machimosaurus rex was over 30 feet long, and its bones were discovered in the Tunisian desert. How would you like to have that thing still swimming around in the ocean?

The biggest sea-dwelling crocodile ever found has turned up in the Tunisian desert. The whopper of a prehistoric predator grew to over 30 feet long (nearly ten meters) and weighed three tons.

Paleontologists have dubbed the new species Machimosaurus rex and describe it Monday in the journal Cretaceous Research.

Although the recovered remains are fragmentary, enough remained in the 120-million-year-old rock to identify the reptile as the largest known member of a peculiar lineage of crocodiles that spent their lives almost entirely at sea.

“This is a neat new discovery from a part of the world that hasn’t been well-explored for fossils,” says University of Edinburgh paleontologist Stephen Brusatte, who was not involved with the new study.

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8 comments:

  1. . . . and still waiting for discovery of remains of Bigfoot.

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    1. Don't hold your breathe. You'll die!!!!!

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    2. Noone will find bigfoot!! It's a myth. $$$$ Bigfoot is a money making monster for a few that know how to milk it's gold ...

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  2. The Machimosaurus Rex is still alive today. It has been reported for thousands of years. The fullofshitty tribe of Peru tell many true stories of the beast they call Atleastitexistedatonepoint. I have heard amazing stories of Bigfoot riding Atleastitexistedatonepoint across the ocean from one country to another.

    Joe

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    1. I know. I'm really smart and knowledgeable.

      Joe

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    2. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE!!!

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  3. Crocodiles in north Australia can reach 30ft in length, with 20ft being average.

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