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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 cataphractus

The head of an adult slender-snouted crocodile, in which the shape of the jaw which lends the crocodile its name can be seen, more markedly than in juvenile animals. As in other slender-snouted crocodilians, this jaw shape is normally an indication of a diet consisting primarily of fish (although these animals are opportunistic and take a variety of prey if available).

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