UNC students unearth ancient reptile

by Kirsten Chang


Two hundred and eighteen million years ago, a meat-eating reptile called the rauisuchian was at the top of the food chain.

One of these animals lived and died in Durham, where some UNC students found its remains twenty years ago. UNC geology professor Joseph Carter led a team of students to reconstruct the rauisuchian skeleton, which he unveiled this week at Graham Memorial on campus.

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