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Scientists find giant extinct crocodile

Posted on Friday, 16 September, 2011 | Comment icon 3 comments | News tip by: BFB


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A gigantic 20-foot crocodile would have lived alongside the world's largest snake - the Titanoboa.

The 60 million year-old Paleocene New World tropics would have been home to a number of large, fearsome creatures. While the younger crocodiles may have been an easy meal for the 42-foot snake, the adults would have been a force to be reckoned with.

"In a new study appearing September 15 in the journal Palaeontology, University of Florida researchers describe a new 20-foot extinct species discovered in the same Colombian coal mine with Titanoboa, the world's largest snake."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by WINTERFREAK on 16 September, 2011, 23:08
awesome!!!!!!!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Acolytes777 on 20 September, 2011, 2:01
cough.....maybe this proves that the world isn't millions of years old
Comment icon #3 Posted by IllEatUrMind on 22 September, 2011, 8:21
AHHHHHHHHH i want one!! :DDD hahhaa sounds just as great as an albino python.:DD haha


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