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 ...

Nov 21, 2014
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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 ...

Jul 28, 2014
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Crocodilians bite with the best

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.

Mar 14, 2012
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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 ...

Mar 27, 2013
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Loyal alligators display the mating habits of birds

Alligators display the same loyalty to their mating partners as birds reveals a study published today in Molecular Ecology. The ten-year-study by scientists from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory reveal ...

Oct 07, 2009
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