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Re: Biggest Predators

>Message from Thomas Hammann
But are
>they really the biggest predators ever lived on land? I think that that the
>crocodilian Purussaurus was about the same size (I heard of 15-16 metres TL)

This is an overestimate - the largest crocs known (Purussaurus,
Deinosuchus, Rhamphosuchus, Sarcosuchus) were less than 10 m total length.
Still big, but not as big as you might get from the media.


Christopher Brochu
Department of Geology
Field Museum of Natural History
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