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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 has the dubious privilage of having the smallest natural distribution of any crocodilian species, although several other species probably come quite close (e.g. Chinese alligator, Philippine crocodile). At present, it is found only on the island of Cuba, and restricted to the Zapata swamp although a restocking program is underway on the Isle of Pines. This species used to be distributed throughout Cuba, and fossil remains have been found on the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.

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