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Re: A long post about DUMB METATHERIANS vs EVIL, SMART PLACENTALS



Anyone knows what is the largest genus/species of crocodilian from the Cenozoic
Era? Are the modern salt water species the largest post K-T representatives
from this group?

Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 5/24/01 3:40:03 AM EST, david.marjanovic@gmx.at writes:
>
> ?? Crocs were lying flat in the freshwater. This may have had an effect.
>  *Brachychampsa*, an alligator apparently specialized for crushing turtles,
>  did die out. ??
>
> Right. Don't know of any croc genus or species that passed through the KT
> boundary but there must have been a few. Suspect only small crocs survived
> the impact, then re-evolved larger forms in the early Tertiary.