Latest Crocodilia Stories
The Black Caiman is currently attempting a comeback from 90% extinction caused by hunting and habitat loss, but is threatened by another crocodilian.
Crocodiles and alligators are well-known for being cold-blooded and having thick skin, but new research from a pair of Vanderbilt University scientists has shown that the ancient reptiles can be quite sensitive.
A team of researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation, are undergoing studies on the genome mapping of alligators and crocodiles, in the hopes of finding more information on the possible evolution and DNA coding of these reptiles.
Crocodiles can kill with the strongest bite force measured for any living animal, according to a report published Mar. 14 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
Researchers have discovered a new species of a 95 million year old prehistoric crocodile. The "Shieldcroc" was part of the Mesozoic Era, which some scientists are starting to call the "Age of the Crocs."
The Nile crocodile is a species that was identified by ancient Egyptians.
Rare find alters origins and distribution of Terminonaris; first home was Texas and North America â€” not Europe.
The Wildlife Conservation Society and other organizations released a new study recommending a disease screening program for farm-raised caiman in ranching facilities in Argentina.
Scientists reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature that they have discovered fossils of an ancient crocodile with mammal-like teeth in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania.
The mystery of how the world's largest living reptile - the estuarine crocodile - has come to occupy so many South Pacific islands separated by huge stretches of ocean despite being a poor swimmer has at last been solved by a group of Australian ecologists.
The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae. The Gharial (also known as gavial) is found in small numbers in India and other small populations in the Kaladan and Ayeyarwady River basins in Myanmar. Most gharials are adapted to calmer areas in deep fast moving rivers. They rarely leave the water and do so only to bask in the sun or nest on sandbanks near the river. The gharial is the second-longest of all living crocodilians. A large male can...
The Spectacled Caiman, Caiman crocodilus, is a crocodilian reptile found in much of Central and South America. It lives in a range of lowland wetland and river habitat and can tolerate salt water as well as fresh. Due to this adaptable behavior, it is the most common species of caiman. Males of this species are between 6 and 8.2 feet long, while females are smaller, usually around 4 and a half feet long. The species' common name comes from the bony ridge between the eyes, which give the...
The False Gharial or Malayan Gharial, Tomistoma schlegelii, is a fresh-water reptile, resembling a crocodile. This animal is native to six river systems in Sumatra and Malaysia. It is also found in Borneo, Java, Vietnam, Thailand and possibly Sulawesi. In Thailand, the Gharial has not been seen since 1970. There have also been fossils found in Southern China that indicate it once survived there as well. The female Gharial usually matures at 17-118 inches in length . The False Gharial,...
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