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Re: Mammal-like crocodilian described



Pristichampsus was a long-legged 'hoofed crocodile' from the Eocene, which may 
have been able 
to run bipedally according to some sources.


On Thu, Aug 5th, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Dan Chure <danchure@easilink.com> wrote:

>   There is, I believe, a group of Tertiary crocs that are considered to 
> be at least facultatively bipedal, although I am unfamiliar with the 
> details as to why that is thought to be so.
> 
> Dan
> 
> On 8/4/2010 5:44 PM, GUY LEAHY wrote:
> >
> > This is interesting:
> >
> > http://www.ohio.edu/research/communications/crocteeth.cfm
> >
> > It's pretty amazing to consider how ecologically diverse Mesozoic crocs 
> > were compared
> > to extant relatives.  One wonders what early Cenozoic faunas would have 
> > looked like
> > if some of these croc lineages had survived the K-Pg extinction event...


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Dann Pigdon
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