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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.
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.
Rare find alters origins and distribution of Terminonaris; first home was Texas and North America â€” not Europe.
The gharial, a 5 to 10 foot crocodile-like reptile with a long slender snout, nearly became extinct in 1970. The government helped to raise its numbers, but it may be on its way back to extinction.
An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.
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 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,...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.