Monday, January 11, 2016

Machimosaurus rex, Giant Marine Crocodile from Tunisia

Brian Switek covers some nice work by our colleague, Federico Fanti:

The biggest sea-dwelling crocodile ever found has turned up in the Tunisian desert. The whopper of a prehistoric predator grew to over 30 feet long (nearly ten meters) and weighed three tons.

Paleontologists have dubbed the new species Machimosaurus rex and describe it Monday in the journal Cretaceous Research.