Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti 1768 (Nile crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Crocodylidae

Synonym: Crocodylus madagascariensis Grandidier 1872

Belongs to Crocodylus according to G. W. Storrs 2003

See also Brochu 2007, Hay 1902, Lang and Guilette 2002, Martinelli and Pais 2008, Montefeltro et al. 2011 and Tchernov and Van Couvering 1978

Sister taxa: Crocodilus (Ichthyosuchus), Crocodilus antiquus, Crocodilus aptus, Crocodilus biporcatus, Crocodilus chamensis, Crocodilus elliottii, Crocodilus grypus, Crocodilus solaris, Crocodilus sulciferus, Crocodilus wheelerii, Crocodilus ziphodon, Crocodylus (Leptorhynchus), Crocodylus acer, Crocodylus acutus, Crocodylus affinis, Crocodylus americanus, Crocodylus anthropophagus, Crocodylus bambolii, Crocodylus checchiai, Crocodylus depressifrons, Crocodylus falconensis, Crocodylus gariepensis, Crocodylus gaudense, Crocodylus greenwoodi, Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylus johnsoni, Crocodylus megarhinus, Crocodylus mindorensis, Crocodylus moreletii, Crocodylus niloticus kaisensis, Crocodylus novaeguineae, Crocodylus palaeindicus, Crocodylus palustris, Crocodylus parvus, Crocodylus polyodon, Crocodylus porosus, Crocodylus raninus, Crocodylus rhombifer, Crocodylus siamensis, Crocodylus stavelianus, Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni, Crocodylus ziphodon, Limnosaurus

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection), Egypt (1), Eritrea (2), Kenya (3), Madagascar (4), Niger (3), Tanzania (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1), Kenya (19), South Africa (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Kenya (1), Zaire (1)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Kenya (1)

Total: 44 collections each including a single occurrence

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