‘Carolina Butcher’, the ancient 9-foot long upright walking crocodile


The Carolina Butcher is believed to have lived 230 million years ago.

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NORTH CAROLINA -- An ancient species was discovered in North Carolina that existed before Dinosaurs.

It's scientific name is Carnufex carolinensis. That translates to "Carolina Butcher."

It's a relative of the crocodile that walked upright 230 million years ago.

It was nine feet long and walked on its hind legs.

Its bones were discovered in a quarry in North Carolina.

The first fossil was dug up a decade ago, and its bones have been in the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ever since.


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