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Fossils Link Up To Reveal Previously Unknown Species Of Prehistoric Crocodile

By Sara Gates

To complete a puzzle, you need all the pieces. So when an amateur fossil hunter showed only a portion of a fossilized crocodile skull to researchers at a British dinosaur museum, they didn’t think much of it. But when another fossil hunter came across a snout bone that completed the skull, the researchers suddenly realized they were looking at the remains of not only a previously unknown species, but an entirely new genus of prehistoric crocodile.

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A reconstruction of Koumpiodontosuchus aprosdokiti shows the ancient crocodile feeding. (Illustration by Mark Witton, image courtesy of The University of Portsmouth)

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Source: Huffington Post Green