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Re: Extinction once again (crocs)
On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Brian Choo wrote:
> ...> That would have to be Mekosuchus inexpectus...not a ziphodont but
> 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. Was
almost certainly a semiaquatic form although some continental
> representatives of the group were terrestrial.
Do we know why Australia harbors more large crocs and varanids than other
continents? Was Mekosuchus a big croc?