Dinosaurs Connections

Aftermath of Extinction

What reptile species survived past the end of the Cretaceous period?

One remarkable group of reptiles—also close relatives of the dinosaurs—are the crocodiles. They appear to have evolved from archosaurian ancestors during the Late Triassic, but unlike most of their contemporaries they survived through to the present day. They are also remarkable for the fact that these moderate-to large-sized, semi-aquatic predators have remained relatively unchanged since the Triassic period.


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