Prehistoric link to modern day crocs discovered

Mikey 3 comments
  • History
Prehistoric link to modern day crocs discovered

Palaeontologists in Brazil have unearthed a fossil they claim is the missing link to modern day crocodiles.

The 1.7 metre long fossil is approximately 80 million years old.

Said Ismar de Souza Carvalho:

"This is scientifically important because the specimen literally is the link between more primitive crocodiles that lived in the era of the dinosaurs 80-85 million years ago and modern species,"

More at ABC News.

Not a Member!


Sunday 3rd February 2008 | 07:29 AM

And people still deny evolution...

Not a Member!


Monday 4th February 2008 | 10:12 AM

1.7 metres? That is pretty small for a prehistoric carnivore, especially considering the median length for presentday crocks would have to be slightly longer than that... it must have been a young fella.

Not a Member!


Monday 4th February 2008 | 01:07 PM

Yes they do Alt?
I will just wait for proof that this is not a species of its own.
Piltdown man anyone??? Ha Ha Ha

Add a comment

Login to Rusty Lime

Not registered? | Forgot your Password? Cancel Login