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This Week in Science - March 2020

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

The ability of crocodiles to survive mass extinctions could be in part due to their more hands-on approach to parenting, say scientists at the University of Bath's Milner Centre for Evolution.

Crocodiles are one of the oldest surviving lineages on Earth, having survived two extinctions—the mass extinction in the late Cretaceous period that killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago, and another smaller extinction event in the Eocene period 33.9 million years ago that wiped out huge numbers of marine and other aquatic life.

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