Tuesday 11 March 2014

new ancient crocodile species discovered

Skull fragments reveal new ancient crocodile species
Two fossilised skull fragments from a 2ft (60cm) crocodile found on the Isle of Wight point to the discovery of a new ancient species, a study has found.The pieces - a snout and back part of the skull - were found by different private collectors three months apart.Experts at the Dinosaur Isle museum near Sandown found the 126 million-year-old fragments "fitted together perfectly to make a complete skull".The species has been named Koumpiodontosuchus aprosdokiti.

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