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Aussie crocs could hold key to ancestors



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cestors


Aussie crocs could hold key to ancestors


12:22 AEST Fri Mar 13 20096 hours 50 minutes ago
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Australia's freshwater crocodiles could hold the key to understanding their
prehistoric ancestors.

And scientists say it's all in their gallop.

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Freshwater crocodiles in the Northern Territory are one of the last
crocodile species in the world which have retained an ability to run over
land.

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Dr Britton - from Darwin-based crocodile research group Big Gecko - said the
scientists dissected crocodiles as well as filmed them with a high-speed
camera.

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...  when you look at the structure of the pelvis and some of the long bones
in the legs, that they probably moved like galloping freshwater crocodiles
of today ...    

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