Re: On predation.

chris brochu (
30 Oct 1995 00:20:52 GMT

In article <> H. M. Hubey, writes:
>Are you claiming that crocs infested the world via the
>oceans waterways?

Dave might not, but I will. Given current distributions, and the fact
that extant lineages within Crocodylus diverged no earlier than the
Miocene, they must have used transoceanic routes for dispersal. There is
no other way to explain their presence in South America, Africa, and

Substitute "tropics" for "world" and you have an accurate statement.