Giant Crocodile Discovered With Baby Dinosaur Still In Its Stomach

Scientists recently found the remains of a baby dinosaur inside the fossilised stomach of a 93-million-year-old crocodile. You cannot make this up!

The crocodile fossils were found in 2010 but advanced imaging of these remains was done only recently. Discovered by scientists at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum (QLD) and the University of New England, the remains of the crocodile officially called “Confractosuchus sauroktonos” were found near the Winton Formation in Central Queensland.

crocodile with dinosaur

Based on the assessments of the crocodile’s stomach contents, scientists confirmed that the 93-million-year-old crocodile had feasted on a baby dinosaur.

Dating back to the Cretaceous period, Confractosuchus sauroktonos translates into “broken crocodile dinosaur killer” with lengths of 2 to 2.5 metres. It is called broken because its remains were discovered in a giant, broken boulder.

Scientists are sure that the tiny chicken-sized juvenile dinosaur was the least meal of Confractosuchus sauroktonos the crocodile. With help from Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), they were able to undertake better imaging processing of the remains, which revealed “dinosaur bones… entirely embedded within the dense ironstone rock,” Tech Explorist cited senior instrument scientist Dr. Joseph Bevitt as saying.

“In the initial scan in 2015, I spotted a buried bone in there that looked like a chicken bone with a hook on it and thought straight away that it was a dinosaur,” he added.

Scientists also believe that the crocodile died in a mega flood event not too long after eating a baby dinosaur. What do you think about this uncanny tale? Let us know in the comments below.


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