To study the Nile crocodile, researchers led by Fordham University's Evon Hekkala and the University of Florida's Matthew Shirley sequenced 123 contemporary Nile crocodiles and 57 tissue samples from mummified crocodiles, including ones found in ancient Egyptian temples, says a press release from the American Museum of Natural History, where the researchers did some of their work.

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