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University of Missouri-Columbia

Skull of Shieldcroc

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

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