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Philippines: Park expansion creates nation's largest contiguous protected area
...pine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), the Philippine crocodile
(Crocodylus mindorensis) and the Northern Luzon Shrew Rat (Crunomys fallax). "The government's decision to expand Peablanca safeguards a vast array of spectacular animals and some of the last vestiges of the Philippines' old-growth forests," said CI-...
Yale and University of Chicago researchers discover 40-foot crocodile fossil, possibly the largest known so far
The bones of a 40-foot crocodile
that dined on dinosaurs and 12-foot-long fish have...ago in the Cretaceous rocks in Niger, Africa. The crocodile
weighed about 16,000 pounds and is called Sarcosuchus imperator. It was first described about 30 yea...
Science Report: Super-crocodile crawls out of the African Cretaceous
...odest to the monstrous, and including a bite-sized crocodile
that Sereno describes as "not much more than an Or... Sarcosuchus . "That's the fascinating thing about crocodile
evolution. It seems like modern crocodiles have been trimmed at each end of their size range, with t...
Nile crocodiles threatened by alien weed
...f Africa. "If ignored it will significantly affect crocodile
populations in South Africa." Dr. Leslie and Dr. James Spotila of Drexel University reported their results, which were supported by volunteers on Earthwatch's Nile Crocodile project, in a recent issue of Biological Conservation (98 (2001), pp. 347-35...
Once thought extinct, Siamese crocodile is photographed in Siam
...ation Society (WCS) have re-discovered the Siamese crocodile
in Thailand (formally known as Siam), capturing th... a park for years, scientists believed the Siamese crocodile
was extinct in Thailand until this discovery. "This is an extremely exciting find," said Dr. Anton...
Economic model to aid alligator farmers
... States. However, becauseBlack caiman and American crocodile
hide look like alligator hide, Americanalligators are listed as threatened and all alligator products must bear a tagindicating that they are really alligator. The watch bands, shoes, boots, suitcases and wallets made from alligatorfor sale ...
World's Oldest Known Fossil Reptile Nests Discovered In Arizona's Petrified Forest
...ut 220 million years ago, are similar tomodern day crocodile
and turtle nests, said Stephen Hasiotis, the CU-Bo...en compacteddown by the inhabitants. Contemporary crocodile
mothers tend to stay near theirnests and guard them from predators, while turtles leave their nests ...