News tagged with crocodilians

The unknown crocodiles

Just a few years ago, crocodilians โ€“ crocodiles, alligators and their less-known relatives โ€“ were mostly thought of as slow, lazy, and outright stupid animals. You may have thought something like that ...

dateNov 21, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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A word in your ear, but make it snappy

To most, crocodiles conjure images of sharp teeth, powerful jaws and ferocious, predatory displays โ€“ but they are certainly not famous for their hearing abilities. However, this could all change, as new ...

dateJul 28, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Getting under the shell of the turtle genome

Scientists have decoded the genome of the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) , one of the most abundant turtles on Earth, finding clues to their longevity and ability to survive without oxygen ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Biotechnology
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