Study Finds That A Big Deadly Crocodile Ruled North America Before Dinosaurs

March 20, 2015 6:28 PM

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New research has revealed that a large crocodile lived in North America as top predator before dinosaurs arrived on the continent.

Carnufex carolinensis, or the Carolina Butcher, ruled over the continent about 230 million years ago, according to research. The fossil of this large crocodile was discovered in North Carolina. The crocodiles were 9 feet long and used to walk on their hind legs. They likely preyed upon smaller inhab...

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