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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

Cuban crocodiles possess quite well-developed dorsal armour, visible in this photograph along the back, and also along the flanks and legs. Allegedly, this species is found practising the crocodilian 'high-walk' more frequently than other species, marking it as a more terrestrial animal. However, a favourite hunting strategy involves launching the body vertically upwards from the water to snatch arboreal mammals from trees.

Photograph courtesy of Bruce Schwedick

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