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  • n. Plural form of dyrosaurid.


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  • The new species belongs to a group of crocs known as dyrosaurids, believed to be primarily ocean-dwelling, coastal reptiles.

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  • These dyrosaurids survived the extinction event that killed the dinosaurs and many other large marine reptiles.

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  • The study reveals an unexpected level of diversity among dyrosaurids, said Christopher A. Brochu, a paleontologist and associate professor in geosciences at the University of Iowa.


  • Most dyrosaurids have been found in Africa, but they occur throughout the world.


  • Somehow dyrosaurids survived the mass extinction intact while other marine reptile groups, such as mosasaurs and plesiosaurs, died out completely.


  • Scientists previously believed dyrosaurids diversified in the Paleogene, the period of time following the mass extinction of dinosaurs, but this study reinforces the view that much of their diversity was in place before the mass extinction event, Brochu said.


  • Relationships of dyrosaurids and close relatives with corresponding icons for the continent on which each was discovered.

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  • The dyrosaurids were part of this radiation of lost lineages, and many of them lived during the Paleocene (the 10 million years between the end of the Cretaceous and the dawn of the Eocene).

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  • The pattern that emerged appeared to pin Africa as the place of origins for the crocodile relatives, but the existence of forms elsewhere at different times suggested that there had been at least three dispersals of dyrosaurids out of Africa.

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