Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Super Crocodile" Fossil Found in Sahara

Super Crocodile Fossil Images Pictures gallerythe skull of Sarcosuchus imperator, nicknamed SuperCroc. The behemoth's skull extends nearly 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length and ends in a "toilet bowl" of a snout. It was found in the Ténéré Desert of Niger, part of the Sahara.

Super Crocodile Fossil pics photos galleryThe skull of 110 million-year-old Sarcosuchus imperator dwarfs a 20-inch (50-centimeter) adult skull of the living Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius). Newly discovered fossils in the Sahara suggest that it took 50 to 60 years for Sarcosuchus to reach its maximum adult size, estimated to be 37 to 40 feet (11 to 12 meters) in length and up to 8 metric tons (17,500 lbs).

Super Crocodile Fossil Found in SaharaHow a fully grown SuperCroc would have measured up against a fully grown person.