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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
O. tetraspis
T. schlegelii

FAMILY:
GAVIALIDAE

G. gangeticus

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Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis

This is one of the two subspecies of the dwarf crocodile, and is the lighter of the two. The heavy dorsal armour along the neck and back can be seen here, and is particularly pronounced in this subspecies - also known as the "rough-backed" dwarf crocodile. Adults are usually fairly uniformly coloured on their bodies, although this specimen retains some remnant of its juvenile markings, which are much brighter and more distinct.

Photograph courtesy of Steve Grenard

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Click Adult O. t. tetraspis Click Head of adult crocodile Click Dorsal view of O. t. tetraspis
Click Adult O. t. tetraspis Click Juvenile O. tetraspis being held Click Adult head in water





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