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The nearly complete skull of a new species of ancient crocodile cousin has been found in Brazil, paleontologists say.

The animal is what’s called a crocodyliform, part of a group known as the crocodilians that includes modern-day alligators, caimans, and more. 

Dubbed Pepesuchus deiseae, the new species lived between 99 million to 65 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period. Brazilian National Museum  paleontologists recently found a skull and jawbone of the crocodile cousin at a fossil site in São Paulo state. Read more.

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