STL Science Center

STL Science Center

27 May 2016

New Images, Maybe?

Araripesuchus is almost always shown in some sort of trotting posture. Rarely is the imagery of an Araripesuchus eating or sleeping or doing anything other than trotting. Instead of digging up some strange interpretations of Araripesuchus we should probably have a better idea of how large these animals were. The small crocodilians were not as large as their extant cousins and appear to be less frightening because of their diminutive size. The lessened scariness, based on size, is more than likely not a real thing for most people, though I am sure a few people would disagree. A small crocodilian of any kind trotting around can be quite scary.

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