World’s oldest crocodile fossil discovered in Portugal

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World’s oldest crocodile fossil discovered in Portugal

The oldest crocodile fossil in the world has been discovered in Portugal.

Palaeontologists announced the discovery yesterday, of the 95 million year old fossil, which is believed to be of a new species of crocodile and the oldest in the world. The fossil was unearthed by a Portuguese geologist in Montemor-o-Velho, Coimbra district, in 2003, but only now has its ancient origins been confirmed and announced.


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