Abstract

Crocodylus johnstoni commonly gallop when released after being caught and handled. Galloping is a bounding gait and, in addition to increased velocities, it allows crocodilians to rapidly negotiate obstacles such as rocks and logs when on land. Bound length and gallop velocity both increase with increasing snout-vent length, but not in the same proportion: small C. johnstoni bound more frequently than larger ones.

 
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Short Form
Webb and Gans, 1982, Rec. Aust. Mus. 34(14): 607–618
Author
Grahame J. W. Webb; Carl Gans
Year
1982
Title
Galloping in Crocodylus johnstoni—a reflection of terrestrial activity?
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
34
Issue
14
Start Page
607
End Page
618
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.34.1982.244
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1982
Cover Date
31 December 1982
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
REPTILIA; BEHAVIOUR
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27 January 2009
Available Online
02 March 2009
Reference Number
244
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