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The researchers examined over 200 skulls and jaws, including bones from crocodiles and their extinct ancestors dating back 230 million years. They investigated shape variation to reveal species variations and examined how quickly crocodile classes evolved over time. Crocodiles, alligators, and gharials, the only surviving crocodilians, are more cautious than...
The capture of the first living coelacanth, a mighty ocean predator, off the coast of South Africa caused quite a stir in 1938, coming as it did roughly 65 million years after its supposed extinction.