Giant croc walked on hind legs
RESEARCHERS have described new fossils belonging to a giant crocodile that had a set of serrated teeth like a Tyrannosaurus Rex and and was 24ft long.
The extinct monster was the top predator in Madagascar 170 million years ago – around the time dinosaurs lived.
And unlike modern crocs, their distant cousin walked on its HIND LEGS as it scavenged for food or attacked its prey.
Its huge jaw and serrated teeth suggest that, like T. rex, it fed on hard animal tissue – such as bone and tendon.
It is nicknamed ‘Razana’ but its full title is Razanandrongobe sakalavae – which means ‘giant lizard ancestor from Sakalava region’.
It;s also the largest and oldest known ‘notosuchian,’ predating the other forms by 42 million years.