Black History Visionaries

Crikey! Giant Crocodile Ruled Earth Long Before Dinosaurs

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHATHAM COUNTY, NC –  Some 231 million years ago, before dinosaurs ruled the Earth, a giant crocodile was on top of the food chain. It’s called the ‘Carolina Butcher,’ a giant, land-dwelling crocodylomorph that inhabited modern-day North Carolina during the late Triassic period. Did we mention it walked upright on its hind legs?

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.