Select Page

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

Skillshare is offering SciShow viewers two months of unlimited access to Skillshare for free! Try it here: https://skl.sh/scishow-16

Hosted by: Hank Green
Thumbnail Credit: Dmitry Bogdanov

SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org
———-
Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
———-
Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever:

Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, الخليفي سلطان, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters
———-
Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet?
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow
Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow
———-
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…

Images:
Mourasuchus illustration from https://jonbosco.artstation.com/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
http://bit.ly/2Y5ZIKM
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
http://bit.ly/2FsRmpo