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Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (16): 2811–2818.
Published: 15 August 2007
...Frank E. Fish; Sandra A. Bostic; Anthony J. Nicastro; John T. Beneski SUMMARY Crocodilians, including the alligator ( Alligator mississippiensis ), perform a spinning maneuver to subdue and dismember prey. The spinning maneuver, which is referred to as the `death roll',involves rapid rotation about...