Paleo Profile: Spain’s Megatoothed Croc
Paleontology is still pretty new as sciences go. It’s only been around in any kind of organized form for less than 200 years, and while today’s explorers and researchers can trace their pedigrees through multiple generations, paleo practitioners have really only just begun to literally scratch the surface of what’s out there. This is true even on continents that have been considered well-sampled and studied. Case in point, the Lo Hueco fossil site in central Spain.
The Late Cretaceous boneyard, located in the village of Fuentes, was only discovered in 2007. Since that time paleontologists have found fish, amphibians, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, and various dinosaurs from this one spot, and they’ve just named a new species from the assemblage. Described by