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What did ancient crocodiles eat? Study says as much as a snout can grab

To study the diet of ancient crocodiles, two researchers combined mathematical analyses of the animals’ shapes, surveys of modern crocodiles’ diet, modeling methods for reconstructing the diet of fossil groups, and forensic-style interpretations of damaged bones from the distant past. … Continue reading

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No teeth cleaning needed: Crocodiles shed old teeth, grow new ones

Having one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom, crocodiles must be able to bite hard to eat their food such as turtles, wildebeest and other large prey. Now, researchers have found that crocodiles — and even their … Continue reading

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Ancient mammal remains digested by crocodiles reveal new species

Fossilized bones that appear to have been digested by crocodiles in the Cayman Islands have revealed three new species and subspecies of mammal that roamed the island more than 300 years ago. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Crocodiles have complex past

A new study offers a different version to the evolutionary past of modern-day crocodiles and alligators. The study says crocodiles and alligators came from a variety of surroundings beginning in the early Jurassic Period, and various species occupied a host … Continue reading

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In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles

A new study has endeavoured to further explore the mouth of one of the earliest occurring and least understood groups of crocodilians, the shartegosuchids. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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