Ancient DNA Sheds Light on Evolutionary History of Extinct "Horned" Crocodile

Published Apr 27 2021 at 10:04 PM GMT
  • An international team of scientists has recovered and analyzed partial mitochondrial genomes from 1,300-1,400-year-old specimens of Voay robustus, a recently extinct species of 'horned' crocodile that lived in Madagascar.
  • Their results indicate that this endemic represented the sister lineage to true crocodiles (Crocodylus) and that the ancestor of modern crocodiles likely originated in Africa.


  • Published Apr 27, 2021 10:04 PM GMT