Giant Ancient Crocodile Bones Brought to UF
They are some dry bones.
Now researchers are finding out if the upper jaw bone's connected to the lower jaw bone.
Florida Museum of Natural History employees unpacked ancient crocodile remains millions of years old today for visitors at the museum to see.
The remains arrived from mines in Columbia and it's a delivery that paleontologist Jonathan Bloch says has been a long time coming.
Bloch says, "if its not the new species that we already know about, its yet another new species so its certainly something thats never been seen before in the science of vertebrate paleontology so its a completely new animal."
Bloch hopes these remains wrapped in plaster matches the upper jaw of a newly discovered crocodile species.
Scientists believe this species could have existed at the time of the Titanoboa and this 30- to 40- foot long crocodile may have actually battled the giant snake.
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