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Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into new species

29.01.2018
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In 2008 an archaeologist discovered crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. Now, genetics hint that these weird cave crocodilians may be in the process of evolving into a new species. It sounds like something out of a children's book: it's orange, it dwells in a cave and it lives on bats and crickets. But this isn't some fairy story about a lonely troll - it's the much weirder tale of a group of African dwarf crocodiles that are adapting to life in pitch-darkness. "We could say that we have a mutating species, because [the cave crocodile] already has a different [genetic] haplotype," said Richard Oslisly, who first discovered the cave crocs in 2008. "Its diet is different and it is a species that has adapted to the underground world." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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