UI's Brochu comments on unearthing of ancient alligator ancestors

UI's Brochu comments on unearthing of ancient alligator ancestors

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03/04/2013
Ancient gator. The discovery of the skull of a new crocodilian ancestor, Culebrasuchus mesoamericanus, depicted here by an artist, gives researchers information on how caimans evolved from alligators. Credit: Original Artwork by Danielle Byerley © Florida Museum of Natural History

University of Iowa paleontologist Christopher Brochu comments on the latest fossils discovered in a massive expansion project, skulls of crocodilians, which are ancient relatives of alligators, though he was not involved with this new work.

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