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Prehistoric crocodile skull found on UK coast 130mya old

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Prehistoric crocodile skull found on UK coast

By Claudia Wagner

The skull of a 130-million-year-old crocodile has been unearthed by a fossil-hunter along the UK coastline.

It was discovered on the coast of Swanage in Dorset by Mr Richard Edmonds after he who spotted the prehistoric predator's 60cm skull poking out of a rock.

Mr Edmonds, earth science manager for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site team, said: "It's only the second crocodile skull to be found in the area in the last 30 years.â

The Cretaceous-era crocodile is on display at the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre until September when it will be sent for examination by experts from Bristol University and the Natural History Museum.

If the experts find the skull to be important, it will be donated to a registered museum.

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