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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 9:27 p.m. PST

…banana-size teeth


"An enormous Cretaceous crocodile relative hunted dinosaurs, ripping them apart using powerful jaws lined with teeth "the size of bananas," researchers say.

Known as Deinosuchus, which means "terrible crocodile" in Greek, this lineage of semiaquatic reptiles certainly lived up to its name. They were among the biggest predators in their watery North American habitats, where they lived between 75 million and 82 million years ago. And with bodies at least 33 feet (10 meters) long, they could subdue just about any animal that wandered within reach including dinosaurs…"

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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2020 10:35 a.m. PST

Those were the days!

Love the article's lead image, specifically the Bleeped text?! look on the albertosaurus' face:

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2020 11:15 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my good friend!. (smile)


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Covert Walrus29 Aug 2020 2:03 p.m. PST

The Suchidae ( Crocodiles, alligators and caimans ) used to be a far more diverse group in fact – There were tree-climbing species, bipedal running hunters, and even ocean-going monsters who rarely left the sea.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2020 3:20 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

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