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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Nov 2017 8:19 p.m. PST

DNA tests had confirmed that Leypang is a mix of two species of crocodiles: the freshwater crocodylus siamensis and the saltwater crocodylus porosus.

Neither how Leypang came to be as a "mongrel croc" was not explained, nor which area Leypang originated from.

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Cacique Caribe16 Nov 2017 8:24 p.m. PST

Is it a mix of two very distant species, like the Tigon or the Liger?

Or are the two species of crocodiles much closer to each other than that? If they are much closer, "mongrel" is a bit dramatic a term.

Dan

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PaddySinclair17 Nov 2017 2:10 a.m. PST

Given the dictionary definition of mongrel generally relates to breeds of dogs (which are of course the same species) which are hence much more closely related I don't think it's exactly "dramatic".

Cacique Caribe17 Nov 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

Maybe it's me. Perhaps I've developed a personal dislike of the term over the years. I'll have to work on that then.

Thanks.

Dan

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