|Photo of ROM display specimen by D. Gordon E. Robertson|
27 October 2018
The pug nosed crocodile, Simosuchus clarki (Buckley et al. 2000) is named for its short and blunt snout. Recovered from the Mahajanga Province of Madagascar, the small (2.5 ft; 0.75 m) crocodylomorph had small leaf shaped teeth and is thought to have been one of a number of early suchians that was actually herbivorous rather than carnivorous. There are quite a few interesting facts about this suchian and its lifestyle that tell us a lot about the evolution of crocodiles. Stick with us to see tomorrow what kinds of interesting facts we will share tomorrow.