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Texas Tech Researchers Investigating Endangered Cuban Crocodile

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Published on Dec 7, 2011

Researchers at Texas Tech University were part of a study that discovered that the most terrestrial species of crocodile on the planet is interbreeding in the wild with its American cousin and creating viable hybrids.

If left unchecked, the researchers say the hybrids could take over and the pure Cuban species could vanish forever.

A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology, done by Texas Tech researchers and others, is the first to confirm that wild hybridization is happening

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