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Some extinct crocs were vegetarians: Comparisons of the teeth of extinct crocodyliforms  to modern day animals allow new insights into diet

Some extinct crocs were vegetarians: Comparisons of the teeth of extinct crocodyliforms to modern day animals allow new insights into diet

Based on careful study of fossilized teeth, scientists have found that multiple ancient groups of crocodyliforms -- the group including living and extinct relatives of crocodiles and alligators -- were not the carnivores we know today. Evidence suggests that a veggie diet arose in the distant cousins of modern crocodylians at least three times.

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