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Found, Crocodile Fossil 100 Million Year Old

An ancient animal fossils found at the head of Thailand. The shape is relatively flat, with an elongated snout shape. Once identified, it is a fossil crocodile that lived about 100 million years ago.

Scientists from Mahasarakham University, Komsorn Lauprasert say, this species has longer legs than modern crocodiles. From the characteristics of teeth, this is a fish eater.

“They live on land and can run very fast,” said Komsorn, such as loaded Fox News, 25 November 2010.

Komsorn found this fossil in a museum in 2006. A 6-inch fossil was found at the dig site in the province of Nakhon Rathchasima or Korat, Thailand.

Crocodile species are called “Khoratosuchus jintasakuli” – a mix of location discovery, Korat and director of research institutes, Pratueng Jintasakul.

The findings of this crocodile has been published in The Geological Society, London.

Southeastern region of Thailand has long been stated as important for the paleontological site. A number of important findings was found at a location called ‘belt dinosaurs’ that, where the sedimentary rocks in the Mesozoic era pushed to the surface.

Researchers combined from Thailand and France began to conduct joint research in the area in 1980 – after scientists discovered the uranium seekers dinosaur thigh bone at the end of 1970.

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