Orange cave crocodiles may be mutating into a new species
uk canada goose Mysterious orange cave crocodiles that live in complete canada goose outlet in vancouver darkness in Africa are mutating into a new speciesExperts discovered the 1.5 canada goose outlet black friday sale metre long (5 ft) reptiles in 2008 in a cave in AfricaThe reptiles live in complete darkness and feed only on bats and cricketsExperts first though they were one of three types of African dwarf crocodileNew research shows the orange reptiles could be an entirely separate speciesBy canada goose outlet london Harry Pettit For Mailonline uk canada goose
canadian goose jacket Published: 14:05 EDT, 29 January 2018 Updated: 02:02 EDT, 30 January 2018 canadian goose jacket
buy canada goose jacket A group of mysterious orange cave crocodiles (left) who live in complete darkness in Africa canada goose outlet uk sale may be mutating into a new species. Researchers discovered the 1.5 metre long (5 ft) canada goose outlet store quebec reptiles in 2008 in a remote cave in Gabon, western Africa, where they fed only on bats and crickets buy canada goose jacket
Scientists led by the Institute of Research for Development in Marseille found about 30 specimens in the cave, including 10 orange crocodiles.
canada goose clearance sale They suspect more crocodiles remain hidden in the depths of the cave’s system of rooms, which are filled with water. canada goose clearance sale
Canada Goose Coats On Sale The team said new genetic tests show canada goose outlet belgium the isolated group may be branching off from their African dwarf cousins. Canada Goose Coats On Sale
Canada Goose sale RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Canada Goose sale
canada goose Are you a lurker canada goose outlet sale or a geek? Scientists reveal the four. Women really DO find men more attractive if they are already. ‘Holy Grail’ of dinosaur fossils is found in the Egyptian. Apple will slash production target canada goose outlet More Info official for the iPhone X in HALF. canada goose
‘We could say that we have a mutating species, because [the cave crocodile] already has a different [genetic] haplotype,’ lead researcher DrRichard Oslisly told the Guardian.
canada goose store ‘Its diet is different and it is a species that has adapted to the underground world.’ canada goose store
Dr Oslilsy found the crocodiles in a cave inthe remote region of Abanda in Gabon while looking for prehistoric human remains.
canada goose uk outlet Scientists found about 30 specimens in the cave, including canada goose outlet in uk the one pictured above. Ten of the reptiles they found had strange, orange colouring. They suspect canada goose https://www.canadagoosesale.biz more crocodiles canada goose outlet in new york remain hidden in the canada goose outlet buffalo depths of the cave’s system of rooms, which are filled with water canada goose uk outlet
WHAT DO WE canada goose outlet toronto location KNOW ABOUT GABON’S ORANGE CROCODILES? In 2008, researchers discovered a group of strange orange crocodiles in a remote region of Africa.
They found the 1.5 metre long (5 ft) reptiles in a remote cave in Gabon, western Africa, where they fed only on bats and crickets.
Canada Goose online About 30 specimens have been found in the water filled cave so far, including 10 orange crocodiles. Canada Goose online
Canada Goose Outlet They suspect canada goose outlet online reviews more crocodiles remain hidden in the depths of the cave’s vast system of rooms. Canada Goose Outlet
Younger members of the group can leave the cave through a number of small openings because they canada goose parka outlet uk are small enough.
canada goose clearance But once the reptiles grow to a certain size, they become trapped canada goose outlet england in its rooms and must feed on whatever they can find in the cave to survive. canada goose clearance
Intrigued as to how they survived in the darkness, Dr Oslisly invited other scientists to study the cave’s inhabitants to learn more about them.
Younger members of the group can leave the cave through a number of small openings because they are small enough, Dr Oslisly said.
canada goose black friday sale But once the reptiles grow to a certain size, they become trapped in its rooms and must feed on whatever they can find in the cave to survive. canada goose black friday sale
canada goose coats The orange crocodiles live in a similar way to their outdoor cousins, but the team suggest that they are genetically different canada goose outlet nyc from the three other species canada goose outlet in usa of African dwarf crocodiles found in Gabon (pictured) canada goose coats
Canada Goose Jackets ‘They are somehow in their own prison,’ Dr Oslisly said. Canada Goose Jackets
‘They eat bats that live in canada goose outlet toronto address these caves canada goose outlet store toronto by the tens of thousands and also crickets that swarm the walls.’
The reptiles’ unusual colouring is likely the result of canada goose outlet new york city living in a mixture of water and bat faeces or ‘guano’, the researchers said.