Recent Examples of crocodilian from the Web
To figure out the bite force of a long-extinct T. rex, the team created a digital T. rex jaw based off muscle features found on close modern-day relatives to dinosaurs, like birds and crocodilians.
But as an undergraduate in CSUF’s geology department, Barboza discovered that crocodilians lived here much more recently than previous researchers had established — by almost 10 million years.
According to the press release, the collagen collected is similar to that found in modern crocodilians and birds.
A June study in Evolution looked at the anatomy and sound repertoire of birds and crocodilians, the nearest living relatives of extinct dinosaurs.
High-resolution scans of the fossil revealed signs that the dinosaur’s meninges and overall brain structure resembled those of living birds and crocodilians.
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