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2005-06-08 15:20:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Scientists on Wednesday unveiled 11 skeletons of prehistoric crocodiles and said their discovery suggests that an ancient land bridge once linked South America to Indo-Pakistan. The fossilized skeletons of the Baurusuchus salgadoensis appear to be closely related to another ancient crocodile species, the Pabwehshi pakistanesis discovered in Pakistan, scientists from Rio de Janeiro's Federal University said. "This discovery really proves that South America was at...

2005-02-17 13:05:34

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The discovery of a nearly intact fossil of a prehistoric crocodile is teaching scientists what the world was like before the continents were separated by oceans, a Brazilian paleontologist said. A reproduction of the previously unknown creature - dubbed Uberabasuchus Terrificus, or the terrible crocodile of Uberaba - was unveiled Wednesday at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Uberabasuchus lived 70 million years ago and was smaller than today's...

2004-12-03 07:25:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Scientists have unveiled a replica of a new species of dinosaur whose fossils were recently discovered in Brazil. The new dinosaur, an ancestor of the brontosaurus, has more in common with species found in Europe than with other finds in South America. A replica of Unaysaurus Toletinoi, a small plant-eater that lived some 230 million years ago, was unveiled last week at the National Museum in Rio. "It differs from all other dinosaurs," Zootaxa, a scientific...

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2011-01-03 17:21:11

Unaysaurus, meaning "black water lizard," is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Carnian to Norian ages of the Late Triassic Period (225 to 200 million years ago). It was discovered in southern Brazil, which at that time was connected to northwest Africa. During the reign of Unaysaurus, the world was united as the supercontinent Pangaea, which was just starting to break up into the Laurasia and Gondwana continents. The type species, U. tolentinoi, was named after Tolentino...

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