STL Science Center

STL Science Center

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.
Photo of ROM display specimen by D. Gordon E. Robertson

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