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Cat-like crocodile fossil discovered in Africa.

August 16, 2010
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Cat-like crocodile fossil discovered in Africa
Scientists have discovered the 105 million-year-old fossil of a creature which looks like a cross between a cat and a crocodile.

Palaeontologists in Tanzania, who unearthed the previously unknown croc, say it had mammal-like teeth and lived between 144 and 65 million years ago.
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It’s claimed the find suggests crocodiles were once far more diverse than they are today and dominated ecological niches in the Southern Hemisphere.

Dubbed Pakasuchus kapilimai experts say the cat-sized croc also had a extremely flexible backbone and was much smaller than crocodiles of today

In fact they say it’s head would have fitted into your hand… though we’re not sure about experts who would suggest putting a crocodile’s head in your hand.
The teeth suggest an ability to process food in a manner that current crocodylians, with their bite and swallow tactics, lack–yet it is an ability virtually all mammals possess.
this croc is trying very hard to be a mammal
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