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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

Another view illustrating the heavy dorsal armour in the dwarf crocodile. This is a good photograph to compare to the head drawing of this species, which shows the arrangement of nuchal scales on the back of the neck. These enlarged scales are extremely useful in species identification.

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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