‘Blood-biting’ predator identified

Prehistoric remains discovered more than a century ago have been identified as a new species of marine super-predator. Researchers said the 165-million-year-old creature was distantly related to modern-day crocodiles. Parts of its skeleton were found near Peterborough in the early 1900s and are held at Glasgow’s Hunterian museum. The species has been named as Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, meaning “blood-biting tyrant swimmer”…..

 

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