We had giant land crocodiles occupying various niches up until the ice age. Why is nature so gay bros

We had giant land crocodiles occupying various niches up until the ice age. Why is nature so gay bros

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    We can go bigger.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Proofs?
    And I mean actual proof. Not a rib and a tooth

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      we luckily have a nearly complete holotype, its really weird compared to modern crocs

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Croc related existed until a few thousand years ago, and smaller ones still exist today

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      forgot croc related

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    here's that thing theyre eating

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      looks tasty

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      It still mindfricks me that these animals weren't even close relatives of elephants but just happen to evolve the same features.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        They look closer to tapirs to me, which are also ungulates.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    These things probably could have regularly hunted elephants had they been African thats how big they were.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Quinkana existed 10,000 years ago.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some of them weren't even crocodilians. Like the ones in your image, there were some that were simply a different lineage altogether.
    The last non-avian, non-crocodilian archosaurs.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder if notosuchians would be considered crocodiles if they were still alive today

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        They probably would have been for a while, but through genetic testing later on we'd figure out they're cousins.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I think they would still taxonomically be considered crocodiles the same way we group all squamates together

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Good point. Squamata still fricks me up that it includes fricking snakes

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Well we wouldnt be able to take them out without taking out half of what we call "lizards" as well

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Tuataras are rhynchocephalians and have been known as such since the 19th century despite looking like a normal lizards.

          I think they would still taxonomically be considered crocodiles the same way we group all squamates together

          I'd say the modern construction of the family tree would be different but they'd still be under pseudosuchia like how lizards and tuataras are under lepidosauria.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sebecidae mentioned!

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    nature is literally straight

    maybe the giant crocs went extinct because they were gay ever think of that smart guy

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