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Old September 14th, 2017 #92
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New species of ferocious mega crocodile discovered in 95-million-year-old fossil

A huge crocodile relative from the Cretaceous Period is an entirely new species, scientists have said. The beast was 20ft long and roamed what is now the southern US at the time of T. rex.

The fossil was first discovered in Arlington, Texas, by local Austin Motheral, who was 15 at the time. A group of amateur fossil hunters and volunteers, working with palaeontologists at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, then worked for 10 years to excavate the bones.