Long-forgotten fossils are of 165-million-year-old crocodile

01/30/2013 | LiveScience.com

Remains found in a drawer in the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland, turned out to be of a giant dolphin-like crocodilian from 165 million years ago. The fossils were originally discovered between 1907 and 1909, but sat forgotten in a drawer for nearly 100 years. "This new species fills an evolutionary gap in the metriorhynchid fossil record," said researcher Mark Young, co-author of the study published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology.

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