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  Dino-duck discovered by US expert
Updated 19 February 2002, 15.32
Dr Paul Sereno with the 'duck croc' skull
Dr Paul Sereno with the 'duck croc' skull

The remains of a tiny crocodile-like dinosaur have been found in Africa.

Dino experts have not been able to classify the creature yet, but they've nicknamed it the 'duck croc' because it had jaws like a duck's beak.

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It was only 60cm long and it's thought it had jaws like that to help it catch frogs and fish to eat.

The 'duck croc' skull
The skull of the dwarf crocodile is around 110 million years old and was found alongside lots of other important dinosaur relics.

Cheshire cat

Top dinosaur hunter Dr Paul Sereno has showed off some of the remains in America, and said some of the finds could kick-start a "new era in dinosaur discovery".

They've also found evidence of another new dinosaur, which they've called Nigersaurus, because it was found in the country of Niger in Africa.

The Nigersaurus had a mouth shaped like a Cheshire cat with up to 1,000 teeth. Experts think it was a sauropod - a plant-eater with a long neck and feet.

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