champsosaur

champsosaur

[′champ·sə‚sȯr]
(paleontology)
A large crocodile-like reptile that lived in freshwater ponds and swamps 55-65 million years ago.
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2007): A fossil champsosaur population from the high Arctic: implications for Late Cretaceous paleotemperatures.
1975): Champsosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of Mongolia [in Russian].
The presence of articulated champsosaur fossils in the sediments, however, suggests that transport was minor (Tarduno et al.
The finding of champsosaur fossils so far north is evidence that the Arctic was a very different place from what it is today.