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Jurassic crocodile discovery sheds light on reptiles' family tree

April 5, 2019 - General

A newly identified species of 150 million-year-old marine crocodile has given insights into how a group of ancient animals evolved.

Artist’s impression of 150 million-year-old cricosaurus bambergensis
[Credit: Joschua Knüppe]The ancestor of today’s crocodiles belonged to a group of animals that developed a tail fin and paddle-like limbs for life in the sea, resembling dolphins more than crocodiles.

These slender animals, which fed…

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