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Crocodiles, their natural history, folklore and conservation

C. A. W. Guggisberg

Crocodiles, their natural history, folklore and conservation

by C. A. W. Guggisberg

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Published by Purnell in Cape Town, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crocodiles.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 187-195.

    Statement[by] C. A. W. Guggisberg.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666.C9 G8 1972c
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 195 p.
    Number of Pages195
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5299243M
    ISBN 100360001564
    LC Control Number72080058
    OCLC/WorldCa481456

    Crocodile - Crocodile - Natural history: The young crocodile emerges from the egg with a length of 20–30 cm (8–12 inches). At first it remains with its siblings concealed at the edge of its water habitat in order to avoid various predators. Principal among these are fishes and birds, but larger crocodiles also prey upon the young. The habitat of the American crocodile consists largely of coastal areas. It is also found in river systems, but tends to prefer salinity, resulting in the species congregating in brackish lakes, mangrove swamps, lagoons, cays, and small crocodiles also have tolerance to saltwater due to salt glands underneath the tongue, but the American crocodile is the only species other than Class: Reptilia.

      The Voyage and Travel of Sir John Mandeville, a book distributed widely around , popularized for the general public the picture of the crocodile tearfully consuming humans: “In that contreben gret plentee of cokodrilles. Theise serpentes slen men, and thei eten hem wepynge” [In that country be a great plenty of crocodiles.Cited by: 3. Crocodilians: Natural History and Conservation is the Internet's largest crocodile site, established in Written by a crocodile specialist, it's an ever-growing database of everything you need to know about crocodiles, including all the different species, their biology, conservation, how they talk, and even their captive care.

    It was the first book I ever saw that integrated wildlife biology, mythology and art, people living as what I can only describe as equals on a harsh landscape. I had never heard of wildlife biology, conservation, environmentalism -- never before rejected the historic depiction of animals as dangerous beasts -- but all I read this book when it /5.   Remarks: The taxonomy and overall distribution of C. niloticus has been summarized by Neill (), King (), and Ross and Magnusson (). The classical natural history research on C. niloticus. remains the extensive, detailed study by Cott (); however, other contributions and summaries can be found in Neill (), Guggisberg (), Pooley and Gans (), Graham .


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Get this from a library. Crocodiles: their natural history, folklore and conservation. [C A W Guggisberg] -- Discusses the life and characteristics of the crocodile in relation to the environment and other crocodilians.

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by Charles Albert Walter Guggisberg. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, Though its primary focus is on the Nile crocodile, this book. C.A. Guggisberg, in his book "Crocodiles: their natural history, folklore and conservation", follows the evidence well.

He notes that the 14th Century book "Mendeville's Travels" was responsible for the spread of this myth into popular culture, even making it into the work of Shakespeare.

Ancient Origins articles related to crocodile in the sections of history, archaeology, human origins, unexplained, artifacts, ancient places and myths and legends. (Page of tag crocodile). Waitkuwait W.

Present knowledge on the West African Slender-snouted Crocodile, Crocodylus cataphractus Cuvier and the West African Dwarf Crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis, Cope In: Hall P, Bryant R, editors. Crocodiles, their ecology, management and conservation. Gland (CH): IUCN. Weldon P, Wheeler J. The answer is of course the crocodilians – crocodiles, alligators and their cousins the caimans and the gharial.

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Crocodiles: their natural history, folklore and conservation. Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hutton, J. Incubation temperatures, sex ratios and sex determination in a population of Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus).Cited by: Home › Herpetology > Crocodiles and Alligators.

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large) of them is the Crested crocodile which lives in the south -east of Asia and in Australia. C.A. Guggisberg, in his book "Crocodiles: their natural history, folklore and conservation", follows the evidence well.

He notes that the 14th Century book. Crocodilians control their buoyancy primarily through the volume of air in their lungs. By moving the liver, hind legs, and tail, subtle postural changes are also possible.

When diving, air is forced out of the lungs and the crocodilian, which is considerably heavier than water, sinks rapidly.n mythology,tears of the crocodile are attributed to feigned sorrow. While the exact origins of this fancy are unknown, references date to CE (Seckersen ).

This crocodilian remorse is considered insincere because the croc-odile continues to gobble its prey. The Voyage and Travel of Sir John Mandeville,a book distributed widely around   Identification: Crocodylus acutus is a large crocodilian that reaches a total length of m ( ft), with record sizes of m (15 ft) for the U.S.

and 7 m (23 ft) for South America (Conant and Collins, ). A long, tapering snout with prominently displayed teeth while the mouth is closed (especially the 4th tooth in the lower jaw), distinguishes this species from Alligator.