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CruiseReady, Cat crocodiles weren't apex predators so they were part of the everybody-gets-eaten chain in ancient food webs. It's a bit gruesomely intriguing to ponder what their meat tasted like, as possibly more mammalian -- since they were warm-blooded -- than reptilian.
What amazing creature this must have been... small as the baby gatprs or crocs that we know today, yet with some attributes we don't associate with them at all. Wonder if they were ever prey to their larger cousins?
happynutritionist, Thank you for liking the images and information on cat crocodiles! Me too, I completely understand the feline comparisons in terms of head, limbs, and lines. But it indeed would be a scary situation for a cat crocodile to expect to be petted, sit on laps, or...swish that armored tail!
blackspanielgallery, Yes, it's amazing about the archaeological traces that extinction leaves! It must be so rewarding to be one of the artists whose job it is to draw the reconstructions from the available evidence.
I can see why it would be said that this crocodile is catlike, the picture renderings have a posture that looks like a cat, though not one that would be pleasant to pet or have sitting on the lap. Beautifully done page.
It is amazing how much is becoming known of extinct animal.