Sunday, November 22, 2009

Nagas in the News: 100 million BC

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno enveloped by the jaws of SuperCroc, which weighed eight tons and lived in the Sahara when dinosaurs ruled the world (AP/Nat'l Geo, Mike Hettwer).

WASHINGTON (AP) – A 20-foot-long crocodile with three sets of fangs — like wild boar tusks — roamed parts of northern Africa millions of years ago, researchers reported Thursday. While this fearsome creature hunted meat, not far away another newly found type of croc with a wide, flat snout like a pancake was fishing for food. Slideshow: Dinosaurs and Fossils

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