It's not exactly headline news that alligators and crocodiles are basically living dinosaurs. Except they aren't dinosaurs. For one thing, they're still around, and just as scaly and scary as ever. But scientists recently put together a set of bones of one of crocodiles' earliest known ancestors, and it's just another piece of evidence that, monstrous or not, modern crocs have nothing on their ancient predecessors.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas July 10, 2017
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