Photo of the Day Contest, “A Living Dinosaur”

“A Living Dinosaur” Photo Credit: Aditya Singh Order: Crocodilia Family: Gavialidae Genus: Gavialis Species: G gangeticus Gavialis gangeticus is known more commonly by two names, the Indian Gavial and the Indian Gharial.  The name Gharial comes from the bulbous protruberance Continue Reading

IUCN Species of the Day: Chinese Alligator

  Photo credit: Dr. Jerry Gingerich   The Chinese Alligator, Alligator sinensis, is listed as ‘CRITICALLY ENDANGERED’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. One of the smallest and most endangered of the crocodilians, it is restricted to the Continue Reading