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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 mindorensis

The Philippine crocodile bears a resemblance to the New Guinea crocodile, of which it was a subspecies until fairly recently. Most of the asian crocodile species including C. mindorensis, C. novaeguineae, C. porosus and C. siamensis are related to a fairly recent common ancestor, and morphologically they are often hard to distinguish.

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