A previously unknown reptile with a crocodile like nose may allow it to catch prey that other animals miss. < / P > < p > this creature, named gavialimimus almaghribensis, lived between 72 and 66 million years ago in waters around what is now Morocco. Not long ago, a 1-meter-long skull was found in a phosphate mine in the country, along with other bones. < / P > < p > based on the analysis of these fossils, an international team of paleontologists recently determined that gavialimimus is actually a unique species of Canglong. In the same area, there are more than a dozen other types of reptiles, some of them up to 17 meters long. The most prominent feature of gavialimimus is its long, narrow nose and staggered upper and lower teeth. Crocodiles, close relatives of crocodiles, also have similar noses. This feature may enable it to compete with other carnivores for food, according to CATIE strong, chief scientist and master of paleontology at the University of Alberta, Canada. < / P > < p > “it is likely that this Canglong adapted to a particular form of predation, or niche zoning, in this larger ecosystem,” she said. “For some species, these adaptations may be very prominent, such as the extremely long nose and staggered teeth in gavialimimus, which we hypothesize help it capture fast-moving prey.” < / P > < p > strong was conducted under the guidance of Professor Michael Caldwell of the University of Alberta and in collaboration with researchers from the University of Cincinnati and Flinders University in Australia. Global Tech