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A Listing of Crocodiles of the World

Order Crocodylidae (Crocodiles)

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Common Name

FAMILY/Subfamily

Scientific Name

Distribution

Australian Freshwater Crocodile or Johnston's (Johnson's) Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus johnstoni
(
often spelt johnsoni)

Australia (NT,Qld,WA)

Estuarine or Salt-Water Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus porosus

Australia (NT,Qld,WA), SE Asia

American Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus acutus

US, Central America

*Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Mecistops leptorhynchus (Split from M. cataphractus)

Central Africa

*West African Slender-snouted Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Mecistops (was Crocodylus) cataphractus

West Africa

Orinoco Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus intermedius

South America

Philippine (Mindoro) Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus mindorensis

Philippines

Morelet's Crocodile or Mexican Freshwater Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus moreletii

Central America

*Nile Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus niloticus

Africa, Madagascar

New Guinea Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus novaeguineae

New Guinea

Mugger Crocodile, Marsh Crocodile, or Indian Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus palustris

Indian subcontinent

Cuban Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus rhombifer

Cuba

Siamese Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus siamensis

SE Asia

West African Crocodile or Desert Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Crocodylus suchus (Split from Crocodylus niloticus)

Africa (West Africa)

*Central African Dwarf Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis

Africa (Ogooue Basin)

*Congo or Osborn's Dwarf Crocodile

CROCODYLIDAE/
Crocodylinae

Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni

Africa (Congo Basin)

Malaysian (or Malayan) Gharial (=False Gharial)

CROCODYLIDAE/
Tomistominae

Tomistoma schlegelii

SE Asia

Indian Gharial

GAVIALIDAE

Gavialis gangeticus

Indian subcontinent

American Alligator

ALLIGATORIDAE

Alligator mississippiensis

US

Chinese Alligator

ALLIGATORIDAE

Alligator sinensis

China

Broad-snouted Caiman

ALLIGATORIDAE

Caiman latirostris

South America

Spectacled Caiman

ALLIGATORIDAE

Caiman crocodilus

Central & South America

*Yacare/Jacaré Caiman

ALLIGATORIDAE

Caiman yacare

South America

Black Caiman

ALLIGATORIDAE

Melanosuchus niger

South America

*Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman

ALLIGATORIDAE

Paleosuchus

South America

Schneider's Smooth-Fronted Caiman

ALLIGATORIDAE

Paleosuchus trigonatus

South America

AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION KEY
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NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

WA = Western Australia

LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for Information about Australian Crocodiles
AustralianHerpetology.com

Crocodilians Natural History and Conservation
Adam Britton


Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians _Steve & Me

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