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Re: Fwd: juveniles faster than adults.

On Wed, Dec 1st, 2010 at 11:23 AM, Jura <pristichampsus@yahoo.com> wrote:

> And since we are on the subject I would also like to submit gharials to the 
> list of animals with
> faster young. Not only are juveniles faster (on land at least, making the 
> relevance questionable)
> but they can also lift their bodies off the ground; something adult gharials 
> are incapable of
> doing.

Australian fresh-water crocodiles are famous for being able to 'gallop'. They 
retain quite a small 
body size throughout their life time though.


I wonder if larger crocodile species, like salt-water or nile crocs, can gallop 
as juveniles but later 
out-grow the ability? I've only ever seen the much smaller fresh-water species 
do so.


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj