What a croc! 13 millions years ago, crocodiles dominated a patch of the Amazon

February 25, 2015 10:43 AM

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It takes just one species of alligator to add an aura of menace to Florida's canals and golf ponds. Now imagine a swamp hosting not one kind of croc, or even two, but seven.

This conclave of crocs is no fictional horror story. New fossil discoveries show that an unprecedented seven species of­ crocodilians – a family that includes the American alligator, the Central and South American caimans and others -- inhabited the same patch of territory 13 million years ago in wh...

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