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Re: erect crocodile problems

>Are not crocodiles descended from bipedal ancestors?

They probably are not.  There were some facultatively bipedal lineages
toward the base of the croc stem lineage, and hatchlings have been known to
run bipedally for very short distances, but actual bipedality is not
optimized for any ancestors of Crocodylia.


Christopher Brochu

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