Video: Prehistoric Croc Was Mammal-like

Fossils of an ancient crocodile show that it had mammal-like teeth and legs, and that it probably lived most of its life on land.

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. (Read the full story of the mammal-like fossil crocodile.) 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.

Video courtesy: National Science Foundation

Our group, our research team, has been working in southern Tanzania for a few years now and we've found a very exciting new type of crocodile. This animal is very small compared to what you think of for typical crocodiles. The skull was about three and a half inches in

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