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FAMILY:
ALLIGATORIDAE

A. mississippiensis
A. sinensis
C. crocodilus
C. c. apaporiensis
C. c. fuscus
C. latirostris
C. yacare
M. niger
P. palpebrosus
P. trigonatus

FAMILY:
CROCODYLIDAE

C. acutus
C. intermedius
C. johnstoni
C. mindorensis
C. moreletii
C. niloticus
C. novaeguineae
C. palustris
C. porosus
C. rhombifer
C. siamensis
M. cataphractus
O. tetraspis
T. schlegelii

FAMILY:
GAVIALIDAE

G. gangeticus

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Crocodylus acutus

The single row of four post-occipital scales (immediately behind the head) can be clearly seen next to the larger nuchal scales - a square of four, the front ones of which are flanked by two smaller scales.

Photograph © Adam Britton

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Click Adult crocodile viewed from the front Click Post-occipital and nuchal scales Click Teeth erupting through upper jaw





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