Saturday, August 11, 2018


Paleoartistic restoration of the head of Razanandrongobe sakalavae. Unlike extant crocodilians, this terrestrial predator had a deep skull. Credit: Fabio Manucci.

One can only imagine just how scary Jurassic Madagascar's Razanandrongobe sakalavae must have been when hunting as seen by the Razana reconstructions seen above and below of a heretofore unknown apex predator able to move at tremendous speed as  its legs were positioned straight and erect under their bodies, allowing them to gallop and sprint after prey in a decidedly athletic, uncrocodile-like manner. Notosuchians like Razana also had elevated skulls, making them look more Velociraptor and less pancake-headed swamp monster. Notosuchians were fierce predators that ranged all over Gondwana during the last half of the Mesozoic Era, but the new findings demonstrate that none of these souped-up crocs were quite as formidable as the monster from Madagascar.

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Seems the age of dinosaurs was dangerville to the max without question. Click here to get scientific information further detailing why Razana was so fearsome a predator.

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