Australian freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) transport their hatchlings to the water

Ruchira Somaweera*, Richard Shine

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Remote video cameras recorded eight instances of nest excavation and parental transport of offspring to the water by Australian freshwater crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) inhabiting Lake Argyle in northwestern Australia. Parental assistance during hatching appears to be vital for successful emergence of hatchlings from nests in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Herpetology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


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