The crocodile family tree

Apparently the crocodile family has a new branch in the family tree. According to the article “More Crocodile Species Discovered” over at the New York Times, scientist believe that the crocodiles in West Africa are a distinct species that diverged from those in Central Africa somewhere around seven million years ago.

The results of this study were published over at the Proceedings of the Royal Society B and can be found here.

Enjoy!

 

Green Librarian

 

 

 

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