Prehistoric Crocodile of 230 Million Years Old Found In Brazil Was The Fiercest Predator Ever

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Known as Dynamosuchus Collisensis, the prehistoric crocodile found in Brazil was the father of all carnivore dinosaurs. This reptile was the fiercest predator of all time. We all know about T-Rex, but this one is called “the bone crusher.” This rare reptile was a tremendous predator, a skilled hunter, and his favorite meal were the dinosaurs.

Let’s not forget that this reptile was a crocodile and probably his size was a little bit smaller than that of a dinosaur. Its fossils were found in the Brazilian rainforest by a research team, and it seems that it dates for over 230 million years.

About the prehistoric crocodile found in Brazil

This creature was about seven feet long and it looked a lot like the crocodile from our days, it was a little bit taller and its muzzle was shorter. At the same time, he is thought to have been a cunning sly. Many paleontologists say he was looking for carcasses or a smaller or easier prey to catch.

I bet you would love to see a fight between this prehistoric crocodile and a T-Rex, and maybe it will be a good idea if this bone crusher will appear in a Jurassic Park movie.

“The extremely rare reptile would have been a real bone crusher from the ‘dawn of the dinosaur era,’ “said the study’s lead author, Rodrigo Muller.

The fossil of the prehistoric crocodile is only the fourth of its kind found in the world

During his hunting, the Dynamosuchus Collisensis was able to run in a bipedal posture to be faster. Usually, its movement was slower, but we all know that when we’re talking about prey, you’ll do anything to get it.

Although it had great power in his jaws, the biting process was slower, maybe because he wanted to enjoy its prey’s taste more, researchers believe.

Rodrigo Muller told in an interview that this new prehistoric crocodile species is the first from their group found in Brazil, a great discovery and only the fourth to be found across the world. The last discovery of this kind was reported 50 years ago.

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