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Ohio University

Modern Crocodile

Caption: The new species, Pakasuchus, isn't a close relative of modern crocodilians, pictured here, but is a member of a very successful side branch of the crocodyliform lineage that lived during the Mesozoic Era.

Credit: Nancy Stevens, Ohio University

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