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ancient crocodilian species
2015-02-26 11:59:22

Researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Natural History in Lima, Peru have unearthed an incredible group of seven-different ancient crocodile species in what the western Amazon region of what is now northeastern Peru.

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2015-02-11 11:58:37

A recent study shows that crocodiles just want to have fun and let their hair down every once in awhile.

saltwater crocodile
2015-01-05 13:09:48

An Australian zoo co-owner, 58-year-old Ian Jenkins, lost his thumb Sunday when he was feeding chicken to Macca, a hungry, 13-foot crocodile.

marine crocodilian
2014-08-23 03:00:34

The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.

Crocodiles Really Can Climb Trees
2014-02-11 08:50:34

When most people envision crocodiles, they think of them waddling on the ground or wading in water — not climbing trees. However, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study has found that the reptiles can climb trees as far as the crowns.

Crocs Use Lures To Catch Birds
2013-12-05 13:03:19

A new study has found that crocodiles sometimes use sticks and twigs to lure unsuspecting birds, particularly during nest-building season.

Ancient Crocodile Diversity
2013-09-11 12:31:02

Ancient relatives of crocodiles had a wide range of habitats and ecosystems, with some species built like domestic dogs and others built for swimming through the open seas.

Were Dinosaurs Warm Blooded?
2013-07-19 10:55:04

Modern reptiles are cold-blooded, and many researchers maintain dinosaurs were as well. However, new research suggests dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded like birds and mammals.

Nile Crocodiles May Look Tough, But They Can Be Sensitive Too
2013-07-02 14:51:10

Crocodiles may look tough, but they can also be very sensitive -- particularly when it comes to detecting touch, temperature, or chemicals in their watery environment.

Crocodiles Abounded Five Million Years Ago
2013-05-22 09:36:49

Approximately nine to five million years ago, a total of 14 crocodile species existed, with at least seven of these occupying the same area at the same time, according to a new study from an international team of researchers.


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