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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2019 2:11 p.m. PST

…. from Jurassic Period.

""Mystriosaurus laurillardi is one of the first marine crocodile fossils ever to be described," said lead author Dr. Sven Sachs, a paleontologist at the Naturkunde-Museum Bielefeld.

"While it received its generic name in 1834, the 3D preserved skull was mentioned in the literature as early as 1776."

"The fossil that would later be named Mystriosaurus laurillardi was found in a quarry in Altdorf near Nuremberg in southern Germany by Johann Friedrich Bauder."…"

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Bowman21 Oct 2019 8:41 a.m. PST

You'd think that having its nostrils to the front of its snout, unlike modern gharials and crocodiles, would make this ancient croc a worse swimmer. The long elongated snout, like the gharials, suggests a fish diet.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2019 3:07 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

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