Posted June 01, 2018 07:00:36When you hear the word “crab”, you may think of a small white-faced reptile with a sharp beak and claws.
But in fact, the differences are quite extensive.
Crab species range in size from as small as a half-centimetre to as big as a large crocodile.
The largest crocodiles are usually about one metre long and weigh up to 50 kilograms.
They can grow up to six metres in length, and can reach a maximum speed of about 30 kilometres per hour.
Like crocodiles, seal-sized crocodiles have a long, slender snout, which can extend to nearly the length of their body.
But unlike crocodiles and seals, seal species do not have a dorsal fin.
Instead, they have a pair of curved, elongated fins that curve down from the back of their heads to their snout.
These fins can be up to 10 metres long and are covered in a smooth, black, or dark colour.
In contrast, crocodiles use their powerful jaws to tear up land to feed.
And while they’re not able to eat a seal, seal seals can consume a baby croc in a matter of seconds, with a bite that can kill.
The species are also known for their long, sharp beaks and claws, but unlike crocodile and seal, they do not grow out of them.
The baby crocodiles that we know of are called Crocodylus Eustachei, which means “young crocodile”.
Coccydon Lacroix and Crocodile C.E. were two of the first species to be described by the fossil record, as well as being the first to evolve from seals.
E, the species that was first discovered, lived in the same ecological niche as seals.
Its teeth were similar to those of modern crocodiles.
However, the crocodile’s claws were different.
They were more like those of an amphibian and had a sharp point.
The two crocodiles were both known to live on land and sea, and both were likely to have been active at least once in their lives.
The first crocodile was probably around 70 million years old, which is more than 40 million years younger than the current baby crocodilians.
The next two crocodile species were found on land about 80 million years ago.
Both were about the same size, but they had different adaptations.
Both had long, curved beaks.
And both had a large pair of pointed teeth.
But the difference was that the crocs of the two new species were born with these features.
Crocodile C E lived on land, and the Crocodilodon Lacroux lived on sea.
E was the first of the crocodilodons to be identified.
It was first described in 1851 by Charles Darwin, and named after the first fossil found of it.
LACROIX lived on the seafloor, and Crocodylus Eustacheio lived on dry land.
As crocodiles evolved, so did their characteristics.
The Crocodilian Laurel was the last of the three crocodiles to be named.
Lauren Latham, the mother of the species, was born in 1873.
The other two crocodilods named were Lampropeltis and Phocaena.
Lacrosaurids were once considered the ancestors of all crocodilids, but their teeth were much smaller than modern crocodiluses.
This meant they had to hunt their prey more efficiently.
The crocodile Phocophora lived on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
It’s the only known fossil of a crocodile that lived on this island at that time.
Phocoelids lived in a sea floor environment.
They were the largest of the group, with up to 2 metres in body length.
The last living crocodile known to be of this species is Aquacroctodon, which lived about 70 million to 80 million year ago.
Its skull was much larger than modern crocodylians, and its teeth were bigger than modern crayfish.
A crocodile could only survive for about 20 to 30 days on land.
The crocids of the four known species are: Cecilopithecus Carmichaeli, Lauraphus O’Connor, Pachycephalosaurus Spenceri, and Megalodon.
Mammals are not only the only species of animals that have teeth, they also have a bone marrow.
So, crocodiloids can use their teeth to grow a new one from the bone marrow they have collected.
But they can’t grow a second one.
Instead they must use a bone-building process called metalloproteinase