Paleontologist Paul Sereno Details Discovery at Press Conference
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Thursday, October 25
Dr. Paul Sereno, University of Chicago paleontologist and National
Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Dr. Brady Barr, herpetologist and National Geographic reptile expert, announced today the discovery of the fossil remains of an enormous crocodilian that lived 110 million years ago in the African Sahara.
Nicknamed SuperCroc, the animal is believed to have reached 40 feet (12 meters) in lengththe length of a city busmaking it one of the largest crocs that ever lived. SuperCroc lived alongside dinosaurs, perhaps feasting on them.
The discovery coincides with a scientific report on the find to be published by the journal Science, as part of the Science Express Web site.
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Project Exploration (home of the SuperCroc)
Dinosaur Eggs (feature)
DinoQuest Sahara (feature)