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Examples of fossilized crocodile teeth. Image credit: University of Missouri
No teeth cleaning needed: Crocodiles shed old teeth, grow new ones

August 14, 2019

Unlike people, crocodiles do not clean their teeth to slow down wear and tear. Instead, they get rid…
Some crocs of the past were plant eaters

July 4, 2019

Based on careful study of fossilized teeth, scientists Keegan Melstom and Randall Irmis at the Natural History Museum…
Perfluorinated Compounds Found in African Crocodiles, American Alligators

August 26, 2016

American alligators and South African crocodiles populate waterways a third of the globe apart, and yet both have…
Saltwater crocodile sperm may hold secret to male infertility

May 5, 2016

Saltwater crocodiles may help solve male infertility after a remarkable discovery that crocodile sperm, after leaving the testes,…
New look at crocodile eyes

May 5, 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia and Macquarie University have discovered that the visual systems in crocodiles…
Bone-crushing prehistoric reptile the largest marine crocodile ever discovered

January 16, 2016

University of Alberta PhD student Tetsuto Miyashita is among seven scientists to report the largest crocodile ever known…
Size matters when crocs are on the move

September 22, 2015

Crocodiles turning up in populated areas like Darwin Harbour or on east coast beaches can cause problems, but…
Crocs suffer in competition with humans

September 12, 2015

Many of the world’s 27 species of crocodylians will soon be either totally or locally extinct due to…
Crocodiles just wanna have fun, too

February 11, 2015

Turns out we may have more in common with crocodiles than we’d ever dream. According to research by…
Mapping crocodilian genomes

December 12, 2014

A Texas Tech University biologist led a team of more than 50 scientists who mapped the genomes of…
Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

August 20, 2014

The ancestors of today’s crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according…
Study finds crocodile tree-climbing and -basking behavior

February 12, 2014

Egrets and other birds building nests near ponds that harbor crocodiles or alligators should be suspicious of sticks…
Tough life key to croc immunity

February 11, 2014

PhD student Weerachai Jaratlerdsiri and Dr Jaime Gongora have researched the immune system of crocodiles.   The immune…
Crittercam captures crocodilian foraging behaviors

January 16, 2014

This is a crittercam unit attached to a 2.6 meter male American alligator. Credit: J.C. Nifong Animal-borne camera…
Study finds crocodiles are cleverer than previously thought

December 9, 2013

A mugger crocodile balances twigs on its nose to tempt birds collecting small branches to build nests with,…
Croc attacks: a new website with bite

December 3, 2013

Crocodiles have a rather off-putting character trait: they bite. It’s fair to say few people like being bitten.…
Crocodiles disappearing as dinner in Jamaica

October 7, 2013

Crocodiles were once so abundant along the salty rim of southern Jamaica that images of their toothy jaws…
Yellow peril: Are banana farms contaminating Costa Rica”s crocs?

September 19, 2013

Shoppers spend over $10 billion on bananas annually and now this demand is being linked to the contamination…
Study examines overlooked role fruit-eating crocodilians may play in forest regeneration

August 22, 2013

It turns out that alligators do not live on meat alone. Neither do Nile crocodiles. A new study…
Cane toads ‘wiping out’ mini crocodiles Down Under

July 3, 2013

Australia’s noxious cane toad is wiping out populations of a unique miniature crocodile, researchers warned Wednesday, with fears…
Supersense: It’s a snap for crocs

July 2, 2013

Previously misunderstood multi-sensory organs in the skin of crocodylians are sensitive to touch, heat, cold, and the chemicals…
Measurement of Crocodilian Nerves Could Lead to Better Understanding of Ancient Animals’ Behavior

April 19, 2013

Crocodilians have nerves on their faces that are so sensitive, they can detect a change in a pond…
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