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The skull of a 15m prehistoric crocodile will be on display at the NT Museum and Art Gallery as part of its celebration of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday.
The exhibition, Supercrocodilians: Darwin's ultimate survival story, is free and opens today.

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Researchers are hoping a large cache of ancient crocodile bones in western North Dakota will yield the state's first complete croc skeleton.

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 The 80 million-year-old remains of a land-bound reptile described as a possible link between prehistoric and modern-day crocodiles were displayed to the public for the first time on Thursday.
The fossil of the 5 1/2-foot-long predator was found in 2004 near the small city of Monte Alto, 215 miles northwest of Sao Paulo.
The long-limbed and extremely agile animal, dubbed "Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi," roamed arid and hot terrain that is now Brazilian countryside,
Two years ago, palaeontologists from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, announced the discovery of a fossil of a prehistoric crocodile which they called Uberabasuchus Terrificus, or the "terrible crocodile of Uberaba."
Uberabasuchus lived 70 million years ago and was smaller than today's crocodiles - only about 10 feet long and weighing about 650 pounds.

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Cavers in central Cuba have found the remains of what is believed to be a 20 million-year-old, 10-metre-long crocodile.
The team from the Speleological Society of Cuba also found bones believed to be from prehistoric dugongs.
The remains, thought to date back to the Miocene Epoch were found in the Cayajana river about 350km east of Havana.

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Three homesick crocodiles in Australia have shocked experts by returning hundreds of kilometres back to their homes after being relocated.
The discovery was made after tracking devices were attached to the reptiles.
Sal****er crocodiles caught near popular Australian beaches and rivers are often shipped to more remote areas.

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Satellite Tracking Reveals Long Distance Coastal Travel and Homing by Translocated Estuarine Crocodiles, Crocodylus porosus:

Crocodiles are widely distributed and can usually be found in remote areas, however very little is known about their movements on a larger scale. In this study, Read and colleagues (including the late Steve Irwin) use satellite tracking to report the movements of three large male crocodiles, which were relocated up to 411km from their capture sites in Northern Australia. The results show that each crocodile returned to its original capture site within days, indicating that homing abilities are present amongst crocodiles.
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The skull of a 130-million-year-old crocodile has been unearthed by a fossil-hunter along the UK coastline.
It was discovered on the coast of Swanage in Dorset by Mr Richard Edmonds after he who spotted the prehistoric predator's 60cm skull poking out of a rock.

"It's only the second crocodile skull to be found in the area in the last 30 years - Mr Richard Edmonds, earth science manager for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site team.

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Scientists in Indonesia's central Java are celebrating the discovery of a massive fossilised crocodile skull, believed to be up to 700,000 years old.
A farmer, Sri Mulyono, found the crocodile head, complete with its upper and lower jaw, on farming land sloping down to a river in Pucung village in Karanganyar district, Central Java on April 4.
Sangiran Museum caretaker Elfrida Anjarwati said the ancient soil in which the head was found indicated it was between 500,000 and 700,000 years old.

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The fossil of an ancient crocodile has been discovered in the Blue Mountains in eastern Oregon The discovery by the North American Research Group (NARG), whose members were digging for Jurassic-age mollusks known as ammonites, suggests that the Blue Mountains consist of rocks that travelled from somewhere in the Far East.

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The ferocious predator plied Asian coastal waters before dying and, stuck in the ocean floor, took a slow, 100 million-year ride east to the sandstone hills of Central Oregon southeast of Prineville.
In its day, the creature lunged from the water to snare low-flying reptiles called pterosaurs. But less than two years ago, Andrew Bland, an amateur fossil-hunter from Vancouver, scanned a hillside near the tiny town of Suplee and spied a curious brownish-black rock, which turned out to be a strange and very, very old skull.
Bland, a software engineer by profession, had stumbled upon the oldest, most complete crocodile ever found in Oregon -- a potentially historic find pegged at about 150 million to 200 million years of age. The deadly creature, called a thalattosuchian from the Jurassic Period, was about 6 to 8 feet long and would have weighed a few hundred pounds, says William Orr, director of the Thomas Condon State Museum of Fossils at the University of Oregon, which houses the extinct animal's fossilised bones.

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