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. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We can go bigger.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      forgot croc related

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    here's that thing theyre eating

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      looks tasty

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Quinkana existed 10,000 years ago.

  7. 1 month 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.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

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

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

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

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

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

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

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

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

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

        • 4 weeks 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. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sebecidae mentioned!

  9. 1 month 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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