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Croc etymology



Does anyone happen to know the etymology of "meko" in the genus of
Australian crocodile, Mekosuchus?  I found that "mekos" is greek for long or
length, but that seems unlikely considering that Mekosuchus was a small,
short-snouted crocodile.  Unless of course, its another paleontological
joke.

Regards,
Randall Irmis