Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Diet of Giant Dino-Eating Crocs

A Deinosuchus lunges at an Albertosaurus in an artist's conception.
Illustration by Raul D. Martin, National Geographic Stock

Rock-hard feces and oddly bitten bones are helping to flesh out one of the biggest crocs of prehistory, researchers say.

"We're pretty sure it was the apex predator in this region," said Samantha Harrell, an undergraduate at Columbus State University in Georgia, who presented her research March 17 at a Geological Society of America meeting in Baltimore.

Read the story at National Geographic News.