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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?


The world will find out soon enough......




chris



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