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'Super-croc' discovered in museum drawer

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by jobberone, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Long-forgotten remains of a giant dolphin-shaped crocodilian "super-predator" that could devour ancient beasts its size and larger have now been discovered in a museum drawer in Scotland, researchers say.

    The ancient newfound crocodilian[​IMG] is named Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, which in ancient Greek means "blood-biting tyrant swimmer."

    "Tyrannoneustes was a dolphinlike crocodile that lived 165 million years ago," said researcher Mark Young, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the University of Southampton in England.
     
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    how on earth do you forget about something like that? :laugh2:
     
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Wonder what other stuff is lying around waiting on discovery? And we're seeing only a small % of the fossil record.

    There's also a lot of interesting stuff going on with hominid fossils and tools.
     
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    It's pretty easy. You get to sipping the Brandy and slamming down Pints of an afternoon and pretty soon, "Augh, just stick it in that drawer over there. We can start on it again ~Buuurrpppp~ on Monday."
     
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Here is what scholars believe it to have looked like.

    [​IMG]



    Another Pick of the beast:


    [​IMG]
     

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