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August 6, 2021

Skull of extinct horned crocodile Voay robustus

A skull of the extinct horned crocodile Voay robustus from Madagascar. Research shows that V. robustus was closely related to "true" crocodiles but on a separate branch of the crocodile family tree.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DEB 1931213, DEB 1556701 and DBI 1725932.]

Learn more in the American Museum of Natural History news story Extinct 'horned' crocodile gets new spot in the Tree of Life. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 6, 2021)

Credit: M. Ellison/©American Museum of Natural History

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