American crocs seem to descend from kin that crossed the Atlantic

A prolonged-shed African crocodile shares a lot more than a bumpy snout with modern American crocs. It may be their direct ancestor, a new research concludes. 

The skull comes from an extinct animal, Crocodylus checchiai. Its features hint that crocodiles may possibly have journeyed from Africa to the Americas. If real, this would have been millions of many years back. Researchers described their findings July 23 in Scientific Studies.

They have been learning a around 7-million-12 months-previous fossil. Unearthed in the 1930s from what is now Libya, it sat for a long time

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