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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 porosus

Burt, an extremely large, adult saltwater croc from Darwin, in Northern Territory, Australia. Saltwater crocodiles are the largest of all the crocodilian species, and exaggerated reports of massive individuals of both this species and Crocodylus niloticus were commonplace a few decades ago. Although the saltwater crocodile has been reported to exceed 27 feet in the wild, individuals over 17 feet are rare, and considered extremely large.

Photograph courtesy of Dan Grange

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Click Crocodiles leaping to capture food Click Adult crocodile basking in sun Click Very large adult crocodile
Click Gomek, a very large captive adult Click Gomek being fed Click Saltie on sandbank





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