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New Research Gives Insight into How Prehistoric Crocs Killed Prey

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Judge Baggins

CompsognathusMember0 XPMay-04-2014 1:04 PM

Hey everyone, I was just going to share this interesting article that I found on LiveScience.com. It discusses how researchers determined how Prehistoric Crocodiles killed their prey. It comares three extinct species of Crocodile with the current largest species of Crocodile and how they kill their prey.

http://www.livescience.com/45342-crocs-killed-dinosaurs-with-death-rolls.html

 

7 Responses to New Research Gives Insight into How Prehistoric Crocs Killed Prey

Gojira2K

CompsognathusMember0 XPMay-04-2014 1:11 PM

Wow, that is interesting. Great find.

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Lord Vader

Tyrannosaurus RexMember6270 XPMay-04-2014 2:38 PM

I figured that's how they killed.

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GhostRodan100000

CompsognathusMember0 XPMay-04-2014 3:03 PM

That's interesting. I really like crocodillians. I have a passion for reptiles.

Carnosaur

CompsognathusMember0 XPMay-04-2014 6:13 PM

interesting indeed, this is probably where the crocodilian lineage homed that technique.

Gharials do not - to my knowledge - do the death roll, as sarcosuchus probably did not either. Their builds are very similar actually..

Thanks for bringing this to our attention!

Nature doesn't deceive us; it is we who deceive ourselves.

Something Real

Tyrannosaurus RexMember5639 XPMay-04-2014 9:49 PMJUDGE BAGGINS - That is a very neat piece of information. Thank you very much for bringing this to us! I'll definately look into more information concerning ancient crocodillians as a result of this. Most compelling! :)

John Morrison

CompsognathusMember0 XPMay-05-2014 12:12 AM

It is good to see more information on prehistoric crocodillians since they are as amazing as the dinosaurs they shared the world with. Great find.

Ian Malcolm: No I'm, I'm simply saying that life - uhhh - finds a way.

John Morrison

CompsognathusMember0 XPMay-05-2014 12:12 AM

It is good to see more information on prehistoric crocodillians since they are as amazing as the dinosaurs they shared the world with. Great find.

Ian Malcolm: No I'm, I'm simply saying that life - uhhh - finds a way.

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