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NILE CROCODILE
Crocodylus niloticus


and
African Crocodile or Desert Crocodile -
Crocodylus suchus

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Distribution (covers both species):- Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Now extinct in Israel, and the Comoros Islands

Comments:- May grow to to over 16 ft (5m) Maximum recorded size is 6.45 m (21.2 ft)

Subspecies:-

C. n. africanus (East African Nile crocodile)
C. n. chamses (West African Nile crocodile)
C. n. corviei (South African Nile crocodile) 
C. n. madagascariensis(Malagasy Nile crocodile)
C. n. niloticus (Ethiopian Nile crocodile)
C. n. pauciscutatus (Kenyan Nile crocodile) 


NOTE THAT C .n. suchus (Central African Nile crocodile) has recently been raised to full species level and is now called the:-

African Crocodile or Desert Crocodile - Crocodylus suchus

Note that these photos may be of a subspecies of Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus sp). or of African Crocodile (Desert Crocodile) - Crocodylus suchus

Nile Crocodile
Nile Crocodile with a few digits missing!

Nile Crocodile
Juvenile Nile Crocodile

Nile Crocodile
Nile Crocodile skull, Oxford Natural History Museum

Nile Crocodile skull
Nile Crocodile skull - Dubai Mall Aquarium & Zoo

Nile Crocodile
Nile Crocodile Skull, Oxford Natural History Museum

Nile Crocodile
Nile Crocodile upper jaw, Oxford Natural History Museum

Nile Crocodile
Nile Crocodile lower jaw, Oxford Natural History Museum


Stuffed Nile Crocodile, Oxford Natural History Museum

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Skull of a mummified specimen of African Crocodile or Desert Crocodile - Crocodylus suchus by J. Erxleben from the 1870's

LINKS


Nile crocodile
Wikipedia

West African crocodile (Crocodylus suchus)
Wikipedia

Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians _Steve & Me

OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

Crocodiles and Alligators of the World
Species Listing

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