Fossil suggests fierce clash between aquatic Phytosaur and terrestrial Rauisuchids

September 30, 2014 3:21 AM

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Fossil suggests fierce clash between aquatic Phytosaur and terrestrial Rauisuchids

A group of scientists has unearthed fossil of two types of predators, one living in aquatic habitat while another living on land, which suggests that both the Triassic predators may have fought with each other due to a reason best known to them.

About 210 million years ago, the top two predators, the Phytosaur (a large crocodilian dinosaur dominating the aquatic food chain) and the Rauisuchids (their land-based counterparts) may well have fought each other. But the scientists are clueless about why the two dinosaur species living in entirel...

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