Lines on Crocodiles’ Crania Are Cracks in Skin, Not Scales

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The “scales” on a crocodile’s cranium aren’t really scales, but simple physical cracks rather than developmentally programmed scales that cover the rest of a crocodile’s body. Researchers had previously assumed that the deep lines marked boundaries between scales.

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