The Role of Predation in Shaping Crocodilian Natural History

  title={The Role of Predation in Shaping Crocodilian Natural History},
  author={R. Somaweera and M. L. Brien and R. Shine},
  • R. Somaweera, M. L. Brien, R. Shine
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Abstract: Although adult crocodilians have few predators (mostly humans and other crocodilians), hatchlings and eggs are killed and consumed by a diverse array of invertebrates, fishes, anurans, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We review published literature to evaluate the incidence of predation in crocodilian populations, and the implications of that mortality for crocodilian life-history evolution. Presumably because predation is size-dependent, small-bodied crocodilian taxa appear to be more… CONTINUE READING
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