crocodiles and alligators

Meet the planet’s most powerful biters

March 19th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) A 17 ft Australian saltwater crocodile exerts the most powerful bite on earth, recorded at 3,700 pounds, beating a wild American alligator with a 2,980-pound ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Great-grandmother’ of crocodiles that lived 225mn yrs ago found

January 14th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Paleontologists have discovered the world's oldest known crocodile ancestor that lived in what is now West Texas 225 million years ago.The toothy animal, yet to be officially named, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meet the man who keeps 24 crocs, alligators in his back garden!

February 1st, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 1 (ANI): Britain's Shaun Foggett loves reptiles and keeps 24 of them as his pets in his back garden that he shares with his fiancée and three kids.The 30-year-old daredevil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mammals, birds, fishes have won evolutionary race

August 24th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Mammals, birds and fishes are among evolution's "winners" because they have diversified into more species, while crocodiles, alligators and their reptile cousin tuatara are among the "losers", says ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Here’s presenting evolution’s “winners” and “losers”!

July 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new research by scientists has named mammals and many species of birds and fish as evolution's "winners", while crocodiles, alligators and a reptile cousin of snakes known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

90-mln yr old Armadillo-like crocodile fossil found in Brazil

July 9th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists have found the ancient fossil of a crocodile coated in armadillo-like body armor in Brazil, dating back to 90 million years.According to a report in National ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Natural breeding of alligators in Chambal river delights people

June 27th, 2009 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Brajesh Kr. SinghChambal (Uttar Pradesh), June 27 (ANI): Natural breeding of Ghariyals or, the Indian alligators in Chambal river here has delighted residents and authorities, as it reflects a favourable sign ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Crocodiles blood bypasses lungs to boost digestion

February 11th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, February 11 (ANI): Crocodiles and alligators consume such a heavy meal in one sitting that they require diverting gas-rich blood away from their lungs into their stomachs to digest it, say ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |