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Re: Extinction once again (crocs)
In a message dated 2/18/01 9:59:00 AM Pacific Standard Time,
<< That would have to be Mekosuchus inexpectus...not a ziphodont but (surprise
surprise) a mekosuchine and was as such a relict insular population of an
aussie radiation of the Crocodylidae (following Willis's assessment of the
group) that went extinct on the continent in the late Pleistocene. >>
There's an interesting restoration of Mekosuchus at Paul Willis' website
Willis' technique involves taking photos of living crocs and using Photo
Shop to transform them into their extinct relatives. It's very effective!
While there, check out Quinkana with its very theropodian dentition. DV.