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Over the years, scientists have found evidence for a lot of weird prehistoric animals, but some of the strangest have been the crocodyliformes!

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Sources:
Intro
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/do…
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas…
Buckley et al 2000 A pug-nosed crocodyliform from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar (https://www.nature.com/articles/35016061)
https://www.nature.com/news/2010/1008…
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/ahp/L…
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolib…
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/vertebrates…
https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolib…

Mourasuchus
Bronchu 1999 (https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3889…)
Fossils explained 34: Crocodilians, Geology Today.- https://darrennaish.files.wordpress.c…
http://museohn.unmsm.edu.pe/docs/pub_…
https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/…
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/art…
http://bit.ly/2XwQx9d
http://bit.ly/2IBL34Q
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…
https://www.britannica.com/science/Mi…

Kaprosuchus
Serano and Larsson 2009 (https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/2…)
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas… (was also used in intro)
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

Armadillosuchus
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas… (was also used in intro)
https://on.natgeo.com/2N53dQJ
https://www.igeo.ufrj.br/ismar/3/3_31…
https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/anima…
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/art…

Pelagosaurus
Gignac et al (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10….)
http://bit.ly/2RtW8I5
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/p…
http://bit.ly/2xbM78U
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/p…
http://bit.ly/2WYKRka

Metriorhynchids
Fossils explained 34: Crocodilians, Geology Today.- https://darrennaish.files.wordpress.c… (used in mourasuchus)
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas…
https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/a…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/jex…
https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/repti…
http://bit.ly/2Y9zneM
https://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/a…

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