Giant crocodiles so vicious they devoured dinosaurs, scientists say

When people think of the Jurassic period in history, the movie "Jurassic Park" featuring gigantic dinosaurs often comes to mind.

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New research by PeerJ, a peer-reviewed scientific biological science journal, now shows a "gigantic crocodile" once terrorized those giant dinosaurs.

The crocodile, which had teeth bigger than those of a T. Rex, is called the Razanandrongobe sakalavaescientists said.

The animal, better known as "Razana," according to, had front-facing nostrils, a bony palate, and teeth sockets that made its face look similar to the reptiles people are used to seeing, CNN reported.

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What sets it apart from modern day crocs, though, is that researchers believe the Razana grew up to 23 feet long and weighed as much as 2,200 pounds. Scientists also said it was also more suited to live on land than modern day crocs, and could stalk its prey like a lion, CNN reported.

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