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A 62 million year old crocodile in Brazil

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Found a fossil of an unprecedented species of crocodile who lived ago 62 million years and that resisted the phenomenon that extinguished the great dinosaurs. If these bugs are made of another paste!

The baptized with the beautiful name Guarinisuchus munizi, about three meters long, has been found in the Poty Mine region, in the state of Pernambuco (northeast of the country).

The poor animal has been found in type formation stones Maria Farinha and belongs to the group of Dyrosauridae, a form of crocodiloforme totally marine.

The paleontologists explained that dirossaurid crocodiloforms (I know, it's hard to read) were the biggest predators of the sea after the great extinction of species that occurred 65 million years ago. Why will scientists insist on finding names so difficult to read for the species that inhabit this planet?

The fossil was presented by Brazilian paleontologists at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, along with a replica of his skull and a life-size reconstruction of the animal. What the Cariocas lacked with the 'move' they have in Rio with the dengue epidemic!

The finding of this fossil has helped scientists to establish a new route of expansion of this type of animals of African origin by America. According to this new theory, the species would have arrived in America after a sea voyage of 2000 kilometers, distance that separated the African coast from what is now the northeast of Brazil.

Almost nothing! the swimming belly that the animals stuck together. Although after having been in Brazil I understand the sacrifice they carried out; Whatever it takes for some caipirinhas and some samba!

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