"The Croc is a Mongrel!" Topic
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| Editor in Chief Bill ||16 Nov 2017 9:19 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.
|Cacique Caribe||16 Nov 2017 9:24 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.
|PaddySinclair||17 Nov 2017 3:10 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 Caribe||17 Nov 2017 8:43 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.