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Fossilised Teeth Suggest Some Ancient Crocodiles Were Vegetarians

Alligators and crocodiles are some of the scariest carnivores on Earth today, but new research suggests their ancient relatives developed a preference for plants. A common misconception about crocodilians is that they’ve remained largely unchanged over …Read more


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Fossil teeth suggest some ancient crocodile cousins were vegans at the time of the dinosaurs

Some ate insects while still others were herbivorous relying solely on plants for their fuel The real triumph of this paper is that it pinpoints the function of these weird forms of teeth said Paul Willis an ancient crocodile expert at Flinders
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Fossilised Teeth Suggest Some Ancient Crocodiles Were Vegetarians

Alligators and crocodiles are some of the scariest carnivores on Earth today but new research suggests their ancient relatives developed a preference for plants A common misconception about crocodilians is that theyve remained largely unchanged over
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Dont be taken in – some ancient crocs had teeth made for plant eating

Their study of fossilised teeth reveal some crocodile teeth at all Scientists have long puzzled at this All the different shaped teeth would suggest the ancient crocodilians werent consuming the same diets as their modern cousins But what were
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Some ancient crocodiles preferred salad over steak

but may have actually preferred a vegetarian diet The research which was published in Current Biology is based on fossils that survived long after many of the ancient crocodile species became
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Some ancient crocodiles may have chomped on plants instead of meat

Some extinct crocs may have been keen to eat greens An analysis of fossil teeth suggests that plant-eating relatives of modern crocodiles a sense of what the ancient crocodyliforms likely chewed Some of the fossil teeth were much bumpier than those
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Some extinct crocs were vegetarians

Based on careful study of fossilized teeth that multiple ancient groups of crocodyliformsthe group including living and extinct relatives of crocodiles and alligatorswere not the
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