Some ancient crocodiles may have chomped on plants instead of meat

Fossil teeth suggest plant-eating evolved at least three times in crocs of the Mesozoic Era

a photo of a crocodile with its mouth open

ON THE CUSP Today’s primarily meat-eating crocodiles have simple, cone-shaped chompers, but some of their ancient relatives had more complex teeth, suggesting a plant-based diet.

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