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The Dinosuchus

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
Prehistory
Grade:
10

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The Dinosuchus

History:- First bones dug up in Monana in about the 1840-50's- Bones can be found in West Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Mexico, and Wyoming.-Bite marks of the giant crocodylian are in New Mexico's Museum of Natural History.

Facts:- Eats Fish, shellfish, Land animals- Can grow to about 33 feet long and wiegh about 3-5 tons.- Lived in the late Cretaceous period. (80-70 million years ago)- thought to be the biggest crocodile that ever lived untill the dicovery of the Sarcosuchus, a bigger crocodile.- Lives in Swampy areas.

The Deinosuchus(DIE-no-sue-Kus)

"Update on the Diet of Deinosuchus." Everything Dinosaur RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. ."Deinosuchus." About.com Dinosaurs. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. .Handwerk, Brian. "Feces, Bite Marks Flesh Out Giant Dino-Eating Crocs." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 23 Mar. 2010. Web. 21 May 2013. .Schwimmer, David. "Professor David Schwimmer Discusses Deinosuchus." YouTube. YouTube, 24 May 2010. Web. 21 May 2013. .

Diet/Hunting Tactics :- Parasaurolophus- Sea Turtles- Aquatic and terrestrial prey- Shell Fish- Has a bite force of at least 18,000 newtons(80,100 lbs)- 21-22 sharp and dull teeth- ambushes prey if its a land animal it drowns it and does the "Death roll"

A Columbus State paleontologist showed teeth impressions on the bone of a T-rex. This crocodile can take down a dinosaur its own size.(Click picture to Read Article)

"Watch a Nile Crocodile Killing - Wild Scenes." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. ."Deinosuchus." About.com Dinosaurs. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. ."Deinosuchus." ( Hatcheri). N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. .

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