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Ancient 'Super-Croc' Fossil Discovered in Museum Drawer
LiveScience ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charles Choi

Posted on 01/30/2013 4:45:18 PM PST by EveningStar

Long-forgotten remains of a giant dolphin-shaped crocodilian "super-predator" that could devour ancient beasts its size and larger have now been discovered in a museum drawer in Scotland, researchers say.

The ancient newfound crocodilian is named Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, which in ancient Greek means "blood-biting tyrant swimmer."

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1 posted on 01/30/2013 4:45:22 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I’ve discovered a croc in me drawers.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 4:46:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

That bites!


3 posted on 01/30/2013 4:48:55 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’ve discovered a croc in me drawers.

(With apologies to Groucho Marx): How he got in your drawers, you'll never know!

4 posted on 01/30/2013 4:49:54 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: cripplecreek
Victorians were better at collecting than doing analysis and documentation.

I will give them one thing.

They probably would notice a croc in the drawers. No-one wears crocs while going out. And certainly not in the drawers.

/johnny

5 posted on 01/30/2013 4:54:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: EveningStar

We’re gonna need a bigger drawer.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 4:55:35 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: cripplecreek

I found an ancient dried up fossil in mine.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 4:55:59 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: EveningStar
discovered in a museum drawer

Can't be that big if it was stored in a drawer.......

8 posted on 01/30/2013 4:56:29 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: EveningStar
Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos

"Nessie" for short.

9 posted on 01/30/2013 4:57:14 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Re “I found an ancient dried up fossil in mine.”

What was Barbara Walters doing in your drawers?

Perhaps I’d better not ask!


10 posted on 01/30/2013 5:04:20 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: EveningStar

When I first read the headline I thought they were talking about Hillary Clinton


11 posted on 01/30/2013 5:07:06 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: EveningStar

Saw this already in a ScyFy channel movie.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 5:08:32 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Crazy Cracker Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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To: The Iceman Cometh

Did you think it was a croc then? :)


13 posted on 01/30/2013 5:09:51 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: EveningStar


14 posted on 01/30/2013 5:16:00 PM PST by x
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To: EveningStar

Izod underwear?


15 posted on 01/30/2013 5:16:30 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: EveningStar; Revolting cat!

I found the keys to a 1984 AMC Concord in a drawer once.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 5:24:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: cripplecreek

And Groucho Marx once shot an elephant in his pajamas, he claimed he didn’t know how it got there.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 8:41:15 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: count-your-change; cripplecreek; All

‘___elephant in his pajamas______’

Don’t stop now - you guys have me in stitches - keep it going!

Oh - just remembered - I have black fur-trimmed crocs - - -


18 posted on 01/30/2013 9:39:45 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: USARightSide

“I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I’ll never know’’. “Later on we shot for big game.I shot two bucks, that was the biggest game I shot all day’’.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 11:59:23 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: EveningStar; Tax-chick
Ancient 'Super-Croc' Fossil Discovered in Museum Drawer

I wonder if it wore cats-eye glasses. I sure miss The Far Side.

20 posted on 01/31/2013 12:08:37 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: USARightSide

“Don’t stop now - you guys have me in stitches - keep it going!”

That’s what I told my tailor, now I wear off the rack.

As was once said of the best of British tailoring: It looks twenty years out of date and as if it were made for someone else.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 1:04:33 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Ezekiel

It’s like something out of my “Steampunk Paper Dolls” book.


22 posted on 01/31/2013 2:55:34 AM PST by Tax-chick (Make sure you notice when I'm being subtly ironic!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
It wasn't "You're gonna need a bigger boat" big, but it would have made an impressive trophy, like a prize marlin. here is the BBC report on it.
23 posted on 01/31/2013 4:17:36 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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