Crocodiles and why they are the best

Older than dinosaurs, just like sharks, they are the pinacle of evolution.

Crocodile thread go!

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    How do you do my fellow crocodilians.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Snout girthlet

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    These crocs got extinct pretty recently and they all met hominids.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      We are the direct reason why the Mekosuchinae all went extinct.

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Oldur den dinosaurs!1!1!
    All modern Crocs evolved around the mid-late creataceous, end this moronic paleomeme.
    >B-buh sarcosu-!
    Not a true crocodile. Common ancestry? Sure, but not a croc.

    • 9 months ago
      elipo

      fricking moron, crocodilians became a thing before dinosaurs roamed the earth, of course modern crocodiles aren't from 300 million years ago

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you count the otters catching up by ganging on a small gator sure thing guy

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Older than dinosaurs,
    what is with this meme? Modern crocodilians evolved in the mesozoic just like dinosaurs did.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Specifically, they evolved in the late Cretaceous, less than 100 million years ago, while dinosaurs evolved in the Triassic, nearly 250 million years ago.
      Pseudosuchians are maybe slightly older than dinosaurs, but only barely and had little resemblance to modern crocodiles, most of the early ones being warm-blooded land predators with an upright (some of them bipedal) stance.

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Crocodillians got wrecked my mammals on the land, they are clinging on to the one niche they have left; semi-aquatic ambush predator.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      And even then otters are starting to catch up.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Crocodillians got wrecked my mammals on the land, they are clinging on to the one niche they have left; semi-aquatic ambush predator.

        Alligator Snapping Turtles dominate that sphere

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Incorrect, they dominated the land predator niches until the ice age pushed them back into the water.
      Literally the only edge that mammals have over archosaurs is a superior tolerance for the cold.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        no, crocodilians had some land variants after the dinosaur extinction but quickly got overwhelmed by mammals, crocs are just not meant for fully land lifestyle, they're too slow.
        mammals however are fast, but weak, still fast tho, so catching prey was easier

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Incorrect again, sebecids and other reptiles like it are fast and capable of galloping. Some even had hooves. They were all extremely proficient at being on land and it was purely due to the cooling of the climate that they were phased out. Mammals took niches left vacant for them, they did not evolve to fill the same large predator niches that sebecids already occupied, only to outcompete them. Evolution doesn't work like that, if a niche is filled nothing else is going magically evolve to fill that niche, like fitting multiple pegs into the same hole. The reason you got big cats, canids and bears is because of the ice age - until that point, sebecids dominated the large predator niches in many biomes for many many millions of years following the K-Pg extinction event. We have very large crocodilians, be it sebecosuchians or mekosuchians, dominating the large predator niches in the cenozoic in South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Keep in mind, these are clades of crocodilomorphs who largely evolved AFTER the K-Pg extinction, thus after the death of the dinosaurs and directly competing with mammals - and winning.

          This "mammal supremacy" theory is outdated paleontology that stems from biased and oversimplified notions dating back to the 1800s, where evolution was mostly misunderstood as being an arms race and the obvious conclusion was that "because there's a great degree of mammal biodiversity that must mean they're the superior lifeform" - where we know now that other factors like climate play a huge role and nature's not just a huge combat arena where only the best species survive.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            that's really interesting, i didn't know that, do you have more details as to when these things happen?

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Please post pics of the hooved ones. Sounds pretty interesting.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              its called boverisuchus, its not really like the hooves on a horse, its more like the hooves on a pig

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                Pretty cool, it had the potential to become similar to horse hooves. Now I would like to see speculative evolution of it going that route.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP here, shut your ass up, i could say the same about mammals in rivers/swamps.
      only exception being the hippo, but that fatass is an herbivore so lol lmao.
      Also, i'd like to see a mammal going 6 months without eating.
      >semi aquatic ambush predator
      true, but mostly fully aquatic fish eating, and calling that a niche is moronic considering the whole world is covered in rivers, that's like saying felines occupy a niche for being ambush land predators

      And even then otters are starting to catch up.

      moron, otters get fricked by big gators, they gang up on small ones, that's it, you're dellusional.

      >Older than dinosaurs,
      what is with this meme? Modern crocodilians evolved in the mesozoic just like dinosaurs did.

      well obviously, but the crocodilians are still older than the dinosaurs.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      average crocodile vs mammal interaction

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >they are clinging on to the one niche they have left
      >clinging on
      They’ve had that niche on lockdown for how many tens of millions of years

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        They are successful in only 1 niche out of the many they once dominated, I'd say that constitues clinging on.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          That has always been their main niche and they’re not going to lose it to anything else, that’s hardly clinging on

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Crocodilian cope, their diversity now is lower than it has been for hundreds of millions of years

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              still dominating every single place they live in, what's your point?

  7. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    oh no

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fatbros...

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats one huge crocodile

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/36IKsd9.png

      oh no

      Literally me

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    i love crocs so much bros

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://youtube.com/shorts/jPVrzY63N5U?feature=share

    (I hate youtube shorts format)

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    false gharial thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtH6u2VbgM8

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    is this a crocodile or alligator? the snout leads me to believe croc but at the angle I really can't tell

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Croc. Clearly v-shaped jaws with both teeth rows visible.

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    What species is this? Definitely crocodile.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/HbD6gbRDa9g?feature=share

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think its an American crocodile, but Im not really sure as I dont really see any scale patterns and im not sure when the American crocodiles lose their juvenile coloration.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a morelets crocodile

  14. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    My cat has autism (but still loves buttscratches).

  15. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    The crocodile fish is better

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      sir, thats an alligator

  16. 9 months ago
    Anonymous
  17. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny that the American alligator and the Nile crocodile, being large animals, are quite tolerant of other croc species. Whereas Osteolaemus and Paleosuchus, being little shit, are really vile and naughty buttholes.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nile crocs and American gators are bros.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        They both come from the two most ruthless places on earth. An active lawless warzone surrounded by death and violence, and the Middle East.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Egypt is neither of those

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do you think they know they're not the same type of critter?

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          of course

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            How tho? They ain't got no mirrors.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              they can't and don't interbreed for one

  18. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would get these two if I lived in a warmer climate.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Although, if I ever get a crocodile, it will be an american alligator, because of its "gentle" nature (compared to other crocs).

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        why are alligators so chill compared to other crocodilians? I mean obviously they are not puppy dogs but crocodiles are really aggressive and caiman seem to be possessed by some sort of demon.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nile crocs can also be pretty comfy.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          because they live next to hippos, the most violent creature in africa

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Remind me, what kind of hippos are found in Cuba?

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Remind me, what kind of hippos are found in Cuba?

            thats what i was going to say, the niles have an excuse for how competitive African wildlife is, but the cuban crocodile and Australian saltwater crocodile, and even the American crocodile get really aggressive and territorial.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              land space is a premium in island chains

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              The Nile crocodile is quite calm by crocodile standards. It is just big and adapted to hunt large prey. That's all. Some black caiman is much more aggressive, although it does not have as many large animals in its area. And the living embodiment of Satan - the Cuban is generally the absolute king in its biotope.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            >hippos, the most violent creature in africa
            I don't believe you've taken ALL of the data into consideration

            • 9 months ago
              elipo

              well, can you give us an animal more dangerous and aggressive than hippos?

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, it walks on 2 legs

              • 9 months ago
                elipo

                haha so true! ostrishes are very dangerous and agressive

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                Bull African bush elephant in musth.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >caiman seem to be possessed by some sort of demon.
          Caimans are dicks?

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            from all the videos ive seen, caimans just seem excessively aggressive compared to alligators and crocodiles if i had to guess its because of their size as they are small enough that some predators could view them as a prey item

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          I wonder how Gharials are? They're fish eaters so I wouldn't think they'd be too aggressive, still try to bite you, but probably flee as a first option.
          Out of all the crocodilians, I'd imagine it'd have the least painful bite

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            yeah it doesnt look like it has much muscle behind those jaws compared to the other crocodilians

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I mean obviously they are not puppy dog
          some floridians literally call them swamp puppies because of how friendly they are. You can generally pet wild ones, even.

  19. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    pretty boi

  20. 9 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      nice crocussy

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/ydGA1DI.jpg

        That's a boy btw, you can usually tell because female slits don't tend to push outward like that. Also, they don't get anywhere near as big as guys.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Even better

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Does that stupid b***h want to die?

  21. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Older than dinosaurs
    Excuse me what

    They evolved from the same creatures.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      And they evolved first

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        We don't know that.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          yes we do

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Prove it. Prove it to me right now.

  22. 9 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Common crocodile L

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mammals birds and fish are winners based on diversity
      Beetles and wasps are fricking cackling right now

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        laughs in crabs

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Mammalian declares that mammals are the best, gives best mammal award to mammals

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        the crocodilians are of course, free to publish their own studies and hand out their own rewards

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Straight up incorrect, there are more species of lizards and snakes alone than mammals or birds

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        burgers?

        squamata alone has almost twice the species than all of mammalia. Who writes these articles?

        >if your enemies kill you, you win

        how is this stuff all not blindingly obvious by this point?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      you must be a tiger or lion fanboy
      or even worse, jaguar fanboy
      >pic related, stfu

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >tiger was choking on a lizard when it got jumped and ripped in half
        fricking brutal

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why evolve if current state just works?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      squamata alone has almost twice the species than all of mammalia. Who writes these articles?

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn’t take much to be a journalist. They are so dumb that a bunch were replaced by AIs and most people didn’t even notice.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >devolved
        >pinacle of evolution
        nah they ain't it, f.am

        >squamata
        the runts of the animal kingdom

        • 9 months ago
          elipo

          my mom used to say: shut your fricking mouth if you have nothing to say.
          you have literally said nothing of value, not an inch of information, not a gram of facts.
          come back with more than insults

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            modern crocs... LOST. they aren't even warm blooded anymore. imagine having a 4 chamber heart AND being cold blooded. Christ Almighty. even Giant Caimans are more are more upright than todays Crocs. well at least they aren't sprawling squamates tho

            >the runts of the animal kingdom
            Remove them from the ecosystems tell me if they are

            sooon

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/wSog74X.jpg

              synapsidCHADS had the last laugh, archosauria on the ropes

              >panthera
              >5 extant species
              >crocodylus
              >13 extant species
              uhhhh mammalbros?

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                >25 million years
                >only 13 extant species
                OH MY DAYS

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              Fun fact, though. Crocodiles are evolving at a fast rate because of us.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >the runts of the animal kingdom
          Remove them from the ecosystems tell me if they are

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          Dudes like this one got through the meteor and still went extinct once mammals started to take over and the planet got colder.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            synapsidCHADS had the last laugh, archosauria on the ropes

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mammal slightly bruises ankle
      >fricking dies
      >croc has limbs torn off while submerged in nuclear AIDS sewage
      >lol (lmao)

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Looks up who's behind this research
      >They're all mammals
      Another synapsid psyop

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      funny coming from a human.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >needing to evolve and diversify to survive

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      How many mass extinctions has the species that published that article survived?

  23. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Way too shrink wrapped. Please make it look like a real animal next time

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      moron, why would i fake a crocodile picture

  24. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want one.

  25. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >dat pic
    Where are the feathers and lips?

  26. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    How come Caimans got the short end of the stick? I keep seeing that video of the one that gets instantly killed by a Jaguar, and then yt recommends me videos of them getting killed by Anacondas and Giant Otters.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      South America has incredible crocodilian diversity, including several small species, and multiple large predators that are good swimmers. So it's natural that the little guys would be food for other things.

  27. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >evolve in Asia to hunt megafauna
    >migrate to Australia during the Pleistocene
    >Australian megafauna goes extinct
    >other croc species like Paludirex die out due to a lack of large prey
    >spend the next 50,000 years obliterating animals the size of a human and smaller with an excessively strong bite
    >Europeans arrive and reintroduce megafauna
    Salties won the evolutionary lottery

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't that one philippino? They don't even have any megafauna

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        It’s the only saltwater croc pic I had saved

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      The plan to turn Australia into India is working out well.

  28. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here's hoping the 20-footers in India gets to live their life without pesky humans bothering them

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