When Crocs Thrived in the Seas

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While dinosaurs were dominating the land, the metriorhynchids were thriving in the seas. But taking that plunge wasn’t easy because it takes a very special set of traits to fully dedicate yourself to life at sea.

Special thanks to these wonderful paleoartists for allowing us to use their incredible work throughout this episode:
Ceri Thomas (including the illustrated the metriorhynchid in the thumbnail): https://nixillustration.com/
Dmitry Bogdanov: https://www.deviantart.com/dibgd
Nobu Tamura: http://spinops.blogspot.com/
Julio Lacerda: https://twitter.com/JulioTheArtist
Franz Anthony: http://franzanth.com

This video features this Paleogeographic Map: Scotese, C.R., 2019. Plate Tectonics, Paleogeography, and Ice Ages, YouTube video: https://youtu.be/UevnAq1MTVA​.

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