A crocodile eats a diet that consists of meat from fish, birds, reptiles, mammals and invertebrates. These large reptiles can eat up to half their body weight in a single feeding.Continue Reading
Crocodiles have been known to eat large mammals such as zebras. They scavenge carrion and even eat other crocodiles in some cases.
The Nile crocodile has earned a reputation as a fearsome predator, but the American crocodile is considered reclusive and shy. In the wild, Nile crocodiles can live upwards of 45 years. American crocodiles have a slightly longer life span of 60 to 70 years. Adult American crocodiles weigh 150 to 450 pounds, while Nile crocodiles weigh an average of 500 pounds.Learn more about Crocodiles
The vast majority of animals with ocular media, including fish, amphibians, insects and other invertebrates, reptiles, birds and some mammals are capable of seeing ultraviolet light. Goldfish, mantis shrimp, butterflies and eagles are a few examples, while hedgehogs are one of the most UV-sensitive mammals.Full Answer >
The five main groups of vertebrates, known as classes, are: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. Vertebrate species are assigned groups based on shared traits, such as body covering, the ability to maintain a steady temperature and the number of chambers in the heart, among others. Some groups of birds and mammals, called clades, are grouped according to a shared ancestry.Full Answer >
The jawless fish, the bony fish, all reptiles, all birds and all mammals are all examples of animals found in the phylum Chordata. This phylum is extremely diverse and contains approximately 43,700 species.Full Answer >
A notochord can be found in the embryos of all chordates, the phylum which contains the subphyla of fish, mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians. The notochord defines the primitive axis of the embryo, is a transient embryonic anatomy structure and is not usually found in adults.Full Answer >