crocodiles

This 3-Metre-Long Jurassic Crocodile Once Menaced Britain’s Seas

This 3-Metre-Long Jurassic Crocodile Once Menaced Britain’s Seas

A reanalysis of a heavily damaged fossil found nearly 150 years ago has revealed the existence of an absolute monster of the ancient seas. And the discovery of the new species, nicknamed the “Melksham Monster”, shows that an extinct group of ancient reptiles appeared on Earth millions of years earlier…

Imagine Getting Your Bones Crushed By This Bus-Sized Crocodile 

Imagine Getting Your Bones Crushed By This Bus-Sized Crocodile 

Researchers from Italy and Tunisia recently uncovered an unusual fossil: a bus-sized marine crocodile with teeth meant to crush bones. The fossil’s location suggests that the Jurassic extinction event that occurred over 200 million years ago may have been a long, gradual process, rather than a sudden, global snuffing out.