Review

Crocodile

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Ranking the Kingdom has made it past the ten episode hump, and it’s time to celebrate!

What better way to celebrate too than having a completely normal episode of the show? It’s crocodiles and alligators this week, crocodilians if you will, and we’re going to find out what makes them different, what makes them alike, and every fact in between. Probably not every fact if I’m being perfectly honest, but there’s a lot to drink in regardless (kinda like a bee drinking from a crocodile’s eyeball), and I hope you’ll agree that it’s more than enough. Do you think the Crocodile can pull one over on the Wolf and Orca, our current top two contenders? Listen in to find out.

NOTE: This episode does not feature a re-cap of how the ranking system works, so please go to rankingthekingdom.wordpress.com/about if you are a new listener and would like a rundown of exactly what this podcast is about. Each of the previous ten episodes features a breakdown of how the rating system works as well.

Episode Guide:

(0:00 – 05:30) – Intro: Changes, time, iTunes.

(05:45 – 13:58) – Unsorted Facts – Crocodilia, differences, averages.

(14:08 – 23:23) – Instinct/ Evolution – Sensitive, sneaky, apex.

(23:33 – 35:52) – Offense/ Defense – Tactics, bite, osteoderm.

(36:02 – 43:57) – Society/ Resourcefulness – Babies, basking, trees.

(44:07 – 54:13) – Legacy/ Future – Bus, Gods, numbers.

(54:23 – 01:06:27) – The Ranking – Settling the score.

Pictures:

http://www.feow.org/maps/biodiversity/crocodile_species_richness

http://coglab.hbcse.tifr.res.in/teacher-resources/multimedia-resources/symbiosis/crocodile-and-the-plover-bird

http://www.cheerfuldentist.com/general-dentistry/researchers-studying-alligators-to-learn-more-about-tooth-regrowth-processes/

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/reptiles/alligator2.htm

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/13/beware-in-the-bayou-gators-and-crocs-can-climb/

http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/species/p/purussaurus.html

Sources:

Thank you to Silent Partner for the intro/ transition/ outro music, “Cloud Patterns”

And thank you to the following sources for all of the free information:

http://crocodilian.com/cnhc/csl-maps.htm (Crocodile World Distribution)

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/678660 (Crocodile’s Reverence Through History)

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/bestiary/crocodile.htm (Ancient Egyptians and Crocodiles)

http://www.iucncsg.org/pages/Farming-and-the-Crocodile-Industry.html (Crocodile Farming)

https://books.google.com/books?id=VWDqAQAAQBAJ&pg=PT2&dq=dan+wylie+crocodile&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk9o3RuK7QAhVLzWMKHUssDNoQ6AEIHTAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

(Excerpts from Crocodile by Dan Wylie)

http://www.livescience.com/32144-whats-the-difference-between-alligators-and-crocodiles.html (Basic Croc and Alligator Differences)

http://www.sci-news.com/biology/science-crocodiles-alligators-hunt-groups-02203.html (Crocodile Hunting Tactics)

http://coglab.hbcse.tifr.res.in/teacher-resources/multimedia-resources/symbiosis/crocodile-and-the-plover-bird (Egyptian Plover)

http://www.pnas.org/content/110/22/E2009.full.pdf (Alligator/ Crocodile Teeth Regeneration)

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/210/16/2811 (Death Roll)

https://sites.google.com/a/cusdk8.org/daniel-s-american-crocodile/other-section (Baby Croc. Life)

https://ourplnt.com/worlds-top-six-biggest-prehistoric-crocodiles-ever-lived/ (Ancient Crocodile)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolong (Lolong)

http://www.crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk/conservation/conservation-status/ (Crocodile Pop. Estimates)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14691103 (Crocodile Tail)

https://www.britannica.com/animal/crocodile (E’rything Crocodile)

http://www.alligatorleather.net/is-alligator-leather-bullet-proof/ (“People as us about alligator leather deflecting bullets all the time guys.”)

http://www.iucncsg.org/pages/The-Crocodilian-Body.html (Crocodile Body)

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/11/08/alligators-and-crocodiles/ (Crocodile Senses Single Drop of Water)

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131204182433.htm (Crocodile’s Use Twigs to Attract Birds)

http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2012/shirley_josh/adaptation.htm (Crocodile Basking)

http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6808/20140211/crocodiles-climb-trees-bask-sun-tennessee-study.htm (Crocodiles Climb Trees)

http://www.ticotimes.net/2014/06/06/4-recent-findings-that-explain-why-crocodiles-are-smarter-than-you-think (Bugs drink from crocodile’s eyes, crocodiles eat vegetables)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24411399 (Crocodile Osteoderm: Mechanical Behavior and Hierarchical Structure)

https://www.cnet.com/news/study-wikipedia-as-accurate-as-britannica/ (Wikipedia Accuracy)

And thank you to the following musicians for the royalty free music:

Undercover Vampire Policeman by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Transcend by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
I Am Running with Temporary Success from a Monstrous Vacuum by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
CGI Snake by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
I Am Running Down the Long Hallway of Viewmont Elementary by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
We Always Thought the Future Would Be Kind of Fun by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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