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Re: CROCODYLOMORPH ENDOTHERMY



Extant reptiles that need to bask in the morning sun to get
going are sometimes eaten by predators and sometimes not. 
Some reptiles are better suited at not being preyed upon (e.g. 
turtles, crocodilians, armored plated lizards, rattlesnakes) 
than others...that's life. There are few predators that would
consider making a meal of an adult crocodile basking on a riverbank
or a Komodo Monitor doing likewise. In fact in some habitats
such animals are at or near the top of the food chain and have
no serious predators anyway (save for natural disasters and
microbial diseases and of course humans).  



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