135-million-year-old crocodile found in Argentina

Posted on November 13, 2005 

135-million-year-old crocodile found in Argentina

A bizarre marine crocodile that lived 135 million years ago in what is now Argentina had the head of a dinosaur and the tail of a fish, palaeontologists said on Thursday.

The finding, published in Thursday’s online issue of the journal Science, sheds new light on an animal that millions of years ago dominated Earth’s seas. Scientists are calling the beast “Godzilla.” Its discovery will be highlighted in the December issue of National Geographic magazine.

Comments

Leave a Reply