Scat on beach.
An example of a saltwater crocodile egg.
Hatchlings caught, data recorded, taped to prevent injury and id, before tagging and release.
Saltwater crocodile "slides" on the muddy banks of the Norman River.
The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semi-aquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian total group, the clade Pseudosuchia, appeared about 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and diversified during the Mesozoic era. The order Crocodilia includes the...