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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]

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

ReferencesEedit

  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