How the ‘terror crocodile’ grew so big

@article{Erickson1999HowT,
  title={How the ‘terror crocodile’ grew so big},
  author={Gregory M. Erickson and Christopher A. Brochu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={398},
  pages={205-206}
}
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