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 finding of champsosaur fossils so far north is evidence that the Arctic was a very different place from what it is today.
Brinkman immediately recognized them as the remains of champsosaurs. These huge crocodile-like animals didn't hang around in cold neighbourhoods.
The fossils define a diverse freshwater assemblage of turtles, fishes, and champsosaurs (Tarduno et al., 1998).