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posted 20. November 2005 07:47
FOSSIL FIND: “GODZILLA” CROCODILE HAD HEAD OF A DINSOSAUR, FINS LIKE A FISH
Source: Ohio State Research News , Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio.
Contact: Diego Pol, (614) 292-6159; Dpol@mbi.osu.edu
Written by Pam Frost Gorder, (614) 292-9475; Gorder.email@example.com
Unlike the crocodiles we know today, Dakosaurus andiniensis lived entirely in the water, and had fins instead of legs. But that's not all that made it unusual^. Two other features – its hefty size and T. rex-like snout – have earned it a unique place in history – and the nickname “Godzilla.”
“This is the most remarkable change in the size and shape of the teeth and snout in the history of marine crocs,” [researcher Diego] Pol said.
The National Geographic Society funded this research, and will feature D. andiniensis in the December 2005 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
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