Dinosaur Had Crocodile-Like Skull

Fish-Eating Dinosaur Had Crocodile-Like Skull (Pictures)
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The fossilized snout of a Baryonyx dinosaur (top) was recently compared to the skull of a gavial(below), a fish-eating crocodile from India. (Note: The skulls are not shown at the same scale.)

Researchers used an engineering technique to simulate how much each snout was stressed and strained during feeding.

The findings, published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, suggest that Baryonyx had feeding behaviors "markedly different" from those of a typical meat-eating dinosaurand closer to those of the gavial.

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—Photograph by Phil Crabb ) The Natural History Museum, London
 
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