New Crocodile Fossil in Oregon

i-0a70dd6659c1c10a768a3cb220cc8a21-jurasic croc.jpgJurassic Crocodile Is Unearthed From Blue Mountains In Eastern Oregon:

An ancient sea-going crocodile has surfaced from the rocks of Crook County in eastern Oregon. Really. It's discovery by the North American Research Group (NARG), whose members were digging for Jurassic-age mollusks known as ammonites, is another confirmation that the Blue Mountains consist of rocks that traveled from somewhere in the Far East, says retired University of Oregon geologist William Orr, who was called in to examine the find for the state.

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