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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 rhombifer

The Cuban crocodile is sometimes referred to as the 'pearly' crocodile on account of its very characteristic yellow speckled patterning, present even in adult crocodiles. Only a few crocodiles have particularly bright yellow markings, however.

Photograph courtesy of The National Zoo, Washington D.C.

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Click Two reposed adult crocodiles Click Adult female Cuban crocodile in sun Click Adult Cuban crocodile

Click Head of adult crocodile Click Cuban crocodile adult





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