Chockablock with crocs: Seven species rocked ancient Amazon basin

February 25, 2015 12:36 AM

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Chockablock with crocs: Seven species rocked ancient Amazon basin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If one croc is reason enough to stay out of the water, how about dipping your toes in a place with seven different croc species including two 26-foot (8-meter) monsters, all living side by side eating just about anything that moves?

That is what life was like in the lush Peruvian Amazon basin 13 million years ago. It featured Earth's all-time croc bloc: the most crocodilian species dwelling in the same place and time in our planet's history, scientists said on Tuesday.

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