ANIMATION New research by scientists at the University of Bristol explains how a “stop-start” pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs. Crocodiles today look very similar to ones from the Jurassic period some 200 million years ago. There are also […]

The ‘swamp king’ was one intimidating croc. Credit: The University of Queensland A prehistoric croc measuring more than five metres long — dubbed the ‘swamp king’ — ruled south eastern Queensland waterways only a few million years ago. University of Queensland researchers identified the new species of prehistoric croc — […]