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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 9:10 p.m. PST

"Lemmysuchus obtusidens (Lemmy's blunt-toothed crocodile) lived around 164 million years ago during the Middle Jurassic epoch.

The prehistoric beast was a sea-going member of an extinct group called teleosaurs, common during the Jurassic but only distantly related to modern crocodiles.

It inhabited shallow sea waters around the coast of land that would become modern-day Europe.

The body of Lemmysuchus obtusidens was almost 20 feet (6 m) long, with a skull measuring more than 3 feet (1 m)…"


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