The crocodile with a strange smile: Ancient reptile that lived 100 million years ago had mammal-like teeth
While crocodiles are known for their menacing teeth, it appears that the animals haven't always had their distinctive grin.
Researchers have discovered a strange fossil of an ancient species of crocodiles, with mammal-like teeth.
The curious creature was discovered in the dinosaur-rich fossil beds of Morocco, and dates back to about 100 million years ago.
THE ANCIENT SPECIES This little crocodile-relative would have been less than two feet (60 cm) in length.
The crocodile had complex teeth for crunching through the exoskeletons of insects, much like a small mammal would.
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