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Crocodilian Species List
ALLIGATORIDAE | CROCODYLIDAE | GAVIALIDAE

CROCODILIAN
SPECIES LIST


Are you looking for detailed information on all 23 of the world's living crocodilian species? Read on, brave traveller, for you have entered the realm of the Eusuchia.

Simply click on a species' name or photograph to open its page, containing information on habitat, distribution, biology, conservation status and more. Each description comes with distribution maps, head drawings and photographs.


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TEXT VERSION
ALLIGATORIDAE


Alligator mississippiensis

Alligator sinensis
American alligator
Common name:
AMERICAN ALLIGATOR

Distribution:
Southeast United States
Chinese alligator
Common name:
CHINESE ALLIGATOR

Distribution:
Eastern China



Caiman crocodilus

Caiman latirostris
Spectacled caiman
Common name:
SPECTACLED CAIMAN

Distribution:
Central & South America
Broad-snouted caiman
Common name:
BROAD-SNOUTED CAIMAN

Distribution:
South America



Caiman yacare

Melanosuchus niger
Jacaré caiman
Common name:
JACARÉ
CAIMAN

Distribution:
South America
Black caiman
Common name:
BLACK
CAIMAN

Distribution:
South America



Paleosuchus palpebrosus

Paleosuchus trigonatus
Cuvier's dwarf caiman
Common name:
CUVIER'S
DWARF CAIMAN

Distribution:
South America
Schneider's dwarf caiman
Common name:
SCHNEIDER'S
DWARF CAIMAN

Distribution:
South America


CROCODYLIDAE


Crocodylus acutus

Crocodylus cataphractus
American crocodile
Common name:
AMERICAN
CROCODILE

Distribution:
North, Central & South America
Slender-snouted crocodile
Common name:
SLENDER-SNOUTED
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Africa



Crocodylus intermedius

Crocodylus johnstoni
Orinoco crocodile
Common name:
ORINOCO
CROCODILE

Distribution:
South America
Australian freshwater crocodile
Common name:
AUSTRALIAN FRESHWATER
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Australia



Crocodylus mindorensis

Crocodylus moreletii
Philippine crocodile
Common name:
PHILIPPINE
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Philippines
Morelet's crocodile
Common name:
MORELET'S
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Central America



Crocodylus niloticus

Crocodylus novaeguineae
Nile crocodile
Common name:
NILE
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Africa, Madagascar
New Guinea crocodile
Common name:
NEW GUINEA
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya



Crocodylus palustris

Crocodylus porosus
Mugger crocodile
Common name:
MUGGER

Distribution:
Indian subcontinent
Estuarine crocodile
Common name:
ESTUARINE
CROCODILE

Distribution:
SE Asia



Crocodylus rhombifer

Crocodylus siamensis
Cuban crocodile
Common name:
CUBAN
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Cuba
Siamese crocodile
Common name:
SIAMESE
CROCODILE

Distribution:
SE Asia



Osteolaemus tetraspis

Tomistoma schlegelii
African dwarf crocodile
Common name:
AFRICAN DWARF
CROCODILE

Distribution:
Africa
False gharial
Common name:
FALSE
GHARIAL

Distribution:
SE Asia


GAVIALIDAE


Gavialis gangeticus
Indian gharial
Common name:
INDIAN
GHARIAL

Distribution:
Indian subcontinent


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