Sunday, February 5, 2012

Research; Prehistoric species of crocodile

Researchers from University of Missouri have discovered a species of crocodile that is about 95 million years old.

They have named it as "Shieldcroc".


Aegisuchus witmeri or ‘Shieldcroc’ is the earliest ancestor of our modern crocodiles to be found in Africa,” said Casey Holliday, co-researcher and assistant professor of anatomy in the MU School of Medicine. “Along with other discoveries, we are finding that crocodile ancestors are far more diverse than scientists previously realized.”

According to researchers, this species can help in further studies related to prevention from extinction and protection from bad environments.


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