Animal News: Prehistoric Croc Was Mammal-like
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Prehistoric Croc Was Mammal-like
August 4, 2010—The discovery of ancient crocodile fossils in Tanzania by a National Geographic grantee shows the croc was more like a mammal than other reptiles of its era. The reptile had mammal-like teeth and legs as well as nostrils on the front of its head, indicating that the animal spent more time on land than crocodiles of today.