Skull of Shieldcroc (image) University of Missouri-Columbia Share Print E-Mail Caption MU assistant professor Casey Holliday analyzed a portion of a fossilized crocodile skull to identify a new species, Shieldcroc. Analyzing scarring and ridges on the skull, he identified a thick-skinned "shield" on top of the skull. Credit Casey Holliday/University of Missouri Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.