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New prehistoric marine predator identified

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A new prehistoric marine predator has been identified which researchers have said sheds light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles.

The 10ft-long reptile - called Ieldraan melkshamensis - dates back 163 million years.

It was discovered by Edinburgh University palaeontologists.

They said their study revealed that an extinct group of aquatic reptiles evolved millions of years earlier than was previously thought.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41471126

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OK - glad these are gone.  The current version is bad enough. Just asking, do the crocs and gator serve any real purpose to the eco-system?  Now here's a thought for a low budget SyFy movie, Supercroc vs. Piranhas.  Somehow I think the "fishies" would win.

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2 hours ago, paperdyer said:

Just asking, do the crocs and gator serve any real purpose to the eco-system?

They keep trespassers away from the stills.  Moonshine being important to the eco-system.

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They are good to eat as well.

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B) I find it fascinating that moonshine is made somewhere other than my neck of the woods and it's guarded by gators! What you all pay them with for their troubles? Moonshine? lol  

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