Published: 04 Nov 2015 | Last Updated: 04 Nov 2015 11:58:41

New collaborative research based at The Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC) has revealed the evolutionary importance of a crocodile’s backbone and how it has changed over hundreds of millions of years.

The study, which is being published in Royal Society Open Science, found that the anatomy of the backbone is a strong indicator of how the modern day crocodiles’ prehistoric cousins, the group called Crocodylomorpha, moved and adapted to changes in habitat as they evolved.

RVC Press ReleaseBackbone of modern day crocodiles holds key to their evolutionary history

Guest post by Dr. Julia Molnar at Professor John Hutchinson's blog: Croc backbones through Deep Time

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