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LeoTheYutyrannus

I don't get why we say kaprosuchus has long legs if we've only found its skull.


KLONDIKEJONES

Third paragraph of the article, the orientation of the eyes suggests it was a land predator like a lion, not a river predator. This means it would need a body type that would enable it to chase down pray without using its tail to launch itself so they've assumed it had long legs.


LeoTheYutyrannus

It makes some sense, but we shouldn't just 100% assume that it definitely had long legs.


Yellowoboe

There are no 100%'s when it comes to prehistoric creatures. Even creatures we have nearly 100% of are still guessed together. But we have things alive today/in our time on the planet to compare them too, which is where we get stuff like this from.


AaaaNinja

They gave it the body of other crocodiles that they did have the skeletons of that were definitely land-dwelling.