If you've ever wondered why impala can leap nine feet into the air, these amazing images captured by amateur photographer Rob Brookes will explain it in the clearest — and most dramatic — way possible. »
A mass extinction that occurred over 200 million years ago killed off a slew of huge predators, including hefty beasts that looked like crocodiles and enormous armadillos, according to new research. »
Introducing Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos, a marine super-predator that lived over 163 million years ago. It looks like a cross between a dolphin and a crocodile — and for good reason. Scientists say it's a transitional species that separated marine crocodiles from their larger, more fearsome relatives. »
What's that, T. rex? You say you have the strongest bite ever? Well, the ancestors of the crocodile might have something to say about that — and some modern ones, too. »
Scientists at the University of Missouri have made an incredible prehistoric discovery. A sizable skull fragment, recently uncovered after spending several years hidden away in storage, actually belonged to a gigantic species of ancient crocodile. This finding is unlike anything the researchers have ever seen. »
MEGACROC LIVES | This one-ton, 21-foot saltwater crocodile was captured live in the Bunawan township of the Philippines. It took 100 people to haul the crocodile from the water — the animal will be moved to an ecotourism park in the Agusan province. Photo: Yahoo/AP.
Dinosaurs may not have been the most fearsome creatures to stalk the Saharan plains. Paleontologists have discovered fossils of several crocodile species that indicate some crocs galloped upright on land, some were enormous, and some literally ate dinosaurs for breakfast. »