Big snake, big crocodile

Published: May 23rd, 2014

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Big snake, big crocodile

UF scientists have named a new ancient species of crocodilian, illustrated here being constricted by Titanoboa in a Smithsonian Channel documentary, Anthracosuchus balrogus, after a ferocious fictional creature (the “Balrog”) that appeared in J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Lord of the Rings” and dwelled deep in the middle-Earth “Mines of Moria.”

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