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A pug-nosed crocodyliform



Today's Nature has the article "A pug-nosed 
crocodyliform from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar,"
by Gregory A. Buckley, Christopher A. Brochu, David W. Krause, and Diego Pol. 

Hopefully Chris will give us more information, but the article states that 
_Simosuchus clarki_ possesses "an
extremely blunt snout, a tall, rounded skull, an
anteriorly shifted jaw joint and clove-shaped, 
multicusped teeth reminiscent of those of some 
ornithischian dinosaurs. This last feature implies that 
the diet of the new taxon may have been predominantly 
if not exclusively herbivorous."  It was also possibly
a head-burrower.  

Mary
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