The Hanyusuchus sinensis is believed to have become extinct just a few hundred years ago. Photo: Hefei University of Technology
The Hanyusuchus sinensis is believed to have become extinct just a few hundred years ago. Photo: Hefei University of Technology
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Chinese may have hunted ‘unique’ giant Bronze Age crocodile species to extinction

  • Subfossils of fish-eating crocodiles show signs of ‘vicious attacks’ and ritual beheading, says team behind recent study
  • Scientists name unique species after Tang dynasty poet and legendary crocodile hunter

The Hanyusuchus sinensis is believed to have become extinct just a few hundred years ago. Photo: Hefei University of Technology
The Hanyusuchus sinensis is believed to have become extinct just a few hundred years ago. Photo: Hefei University of Technology
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