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Re: alligator or crocodile?



-- chris brochu <cbrochu@fmnh.org> wrote:

> Deinosuchus is a very basal alligatoroid, and I base
> this on derived
> similarities in the lower jaw.  

Would it then have the blunt, rounded snout of
alligators we are familiar with (for dragging our dogs
into drainage ditches), or is that a more derived
feature of modern alligators? 

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Larry

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