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Re: [Re: Purussaurus]
I too have heard of this large crocodylian.
They have either a skull or cast of one at the
geology museum at SDSM&T. One of the more amazing
things about this animal that I liked is that it
has a (natural) depression in it's snout that gives
an indication that this large crocodylian was a land
hunter and not water based like the Deinosuchids.
> On Thu, 20 Aug 1998, John M. Dollan wrote:
> > Hi all...
> > I was going through some articles that I've collected over the years,
> > and I found one that I'd clipped from Omni magazine some years back. It
> > was in regards to a truly massive South American crocodilian named
> > Purussaurus. The article is short, and gives some preliminary
> > measurements (40' long, 8' tall, 10-12 tons), and was touted as among
> > the Earth's largest carnivores. It lived and died as recently as 8
> > million years ago.
> > Something like this intrigued me, and I was wondering if anyone might
> > know anything else about the animal. At the date of the article, only
> > the massive skull had been found. Thanks for any info...
> > regards....
> > --
> > John M. Dollan
> > Montana State University-Northern
> > Graduate Assistant
> > http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/1861/
> > ICQ# 308260
> > "To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the
> > universe...." Carl Sagan
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