Cretaceous croc had steamy past

28 March 2018

The death, decay and burial of an ancient extinct crocodilian from outback Queensland has revealed more about Cretaceous Period landscapes in Australia.

Scientists from The University of Queensland have completed a forensic-style investigation into fossils of the Isisfordia duncani, and found the diminutive crocodilians lived and died in brackish-water deltas.

School of Biological Sciences Dr Caitlin Syme said it was already known that the crocodile carcasses eventually ended up in the deltas, but it was uncertain if they had lived in the delta or drifted in after death.

Read the UQ News story here