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Alligator faces are super touchy-feely [videos]

Mysterious spots on crocodiles and alligators make their tough skin even more sensitive to pressure and vibration than human fingertips, a new study shows.

“We didn’t expect these spots to be so sensitive because the animals are so heavily armored,” says Duncan Leitch, the graduate student who performed the studies at Vanderbilt University.

Full story at Futurity.

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