Ancient super crocodile fossil found in Scotland

Ancient Super Crocodile Found, a “super-predator” which look like a giant dolphin, also known as ancient beasts because of eating prey its size and larger, and re-discovered in the museum drawer in Scotland. Researchers called it Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, in Greek description “blood-biting tyrant swimmer.”

Ancient Super Crocodile Found
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Researcher Mark Young said, “Tyrannoneustes was a dolphinlike crocodile that lived 165 million years ago,” he is a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

This ancient newfound crocodilian Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos (shown in the image above) would have eat greedily giant prey some 165 million years ago.

The ancient super crocodile have a large flippers, long snout, armor-less skin and a tail fin, to be like an upside-down version of an ordinary shark’s tail fin. The right side of its lower jaw was at least 26 inches (67 centimeters) long.

Young said, "future research can scan Tyrannoneustes bones to develop computer models of how it might have fed."

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