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The 25ft Prehistoric Texas Crocodile

By Gerard @presurfer
The 25ft Prehistoric Texas Crocodileimage credit
He measured 25ft, weighed more than a ton and lived almost 100 million years ago. A palaeontologist has identified the oldest prehistoric crocodile of its kind in the world after the fossil of a Terminonaris was found at Lake Lewisville near Dallas, Texas.
The realisation by Thomas Adams of the Southern Methodist University in Dallas has also changed what we know about the species originally thought to have originated in Europe, because it now appears it was a native of Texas. It was discovered by an amateur fossil enthusiast who found the heavy pieces of the snout and a vertebrate in 2005 while fossil hunting, and donated them to the university.The Presurfer

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