25 novembre 2010

100-Million-Year-Old New Crocodile Species Discovered by Scientists in Thailand

The skull of an ancient crocodile which was dug in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand in 2006. AP Photo/Northeastern Research Institute of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources BANGKOK (AP).- A new species of crocodile that lived 100 million years ago has been identified from a fossil found in Thailand, researchers said Thursday. Komsorn Lauprasert, a scientist at Mahasarakham University, said the species had longer legs than modern-day crocodiles and probably fed on fish, based on the characteristics of its teeth.... [Lire la suite]
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