Nile crocodile

Frae Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Nile crocodile
Temporal range: 2.5–0 Ma
Early Pleistocene – Recent
Crocodylus niloticus6.jpg
Nile crocodile in Gulu, Uganda
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Reptilia
Order: Crocodylia
Faimily: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: C. niloticus
Binomial name
Crocodylus niloticus
Laurenti, 1768
Crocodylus niloticus Distribution.png
Range cairt frae afore the Wast African crocodile wis conseedered separate
Synonyms
  • Crocodylus vulgaris Cuvier, 1802

The Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is an African crocodile an mey be conseedered the seicont lairgest extant reptile in the warld, efter the sautwatter crocodile (Crocodylus porosus).[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Crocodile Specialist Group (1996). "Crocodylus niloticus". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 12 May 2006. 
  2. Wood, Gerald (1983). The Guinness Book of Animal Facts and Feats. Sterling Pub Co Inc. ISBN 978-0-85112-235-9