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Welcome to the Crocodilian Biology Database, part of the crocodilian.com project. Scroll down to see the various topics covered here, or check out the frequently asked questions to the right. Recently updated: FAQ

LAST UPDATE: 22 MAY 2006

Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

Go on, admit it! There are some questions you just have to know the answers to, right? Learn the truth, from a real croc researcher!

CONTENTS:
Crocs vs gators, largest croc, oldest croc, fastest croc, longest breath, croc tears?


Evolution & Taxonomy
The crocodilian lineage is 240 million years old. This section covers their evolution and their current taxonomy.

CONTENTS:
Caiman taxonomy
Morphology
The anatomy of the beast: external and internal structures, and what makes them special. And you thought mammals were advanced?

CONTENTS:
Egg tooth

General Biology
Biological and physiological adaptations which help crocodilians function effectively in their environment.

CONTENTS:
Sense organs, Palatal valve, Locomotion: belly crawl, high walk, gallop, swimming, jumping

Behaviour
Crocodilians exhibit complex and advanced behaviour as they interact with others, and make survival decisions. And they eat things too.

(coming soon)
Conservation
How do you conserve an animal that most people have little love for? The answer: be unconventional! But for some, it may already be too late.

CONTENTS:
Critical threats: Chinese alligator, Essays: Brief History of Crocodilian Conservation

Crocodile Lore
Crocodiles have had a profound influence on many cultures, both as vermin and as powerful gods. Bow down and worship Sobek, mortal!

CONTENTS:
Crocodile poems


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