African dwarf crocodile

The African dwarf crocodile is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

African Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis) - Kingdom: Animalia Class: Reptilia Order: Crocodilia Family: Crocodylidae Listing Status: Quick links:Federal RegisterRecoveryCritical HabitatConservation PlansPetitionsLife HistoryOther Resources Lead Region: Foreign (Region 10) Date More

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The West African dwarf crocodile is the world's smallest species of crocodile, growing up to five feet in length. By contrast, the Nile crocodile can reach 15 feet in length. More

African dwarf crocodiles, genus Osteolaemus, live in the tropical forests of Central and West Africa. Adults typically grow to no more than 5 feet in length and are the smallest living members of the crocodilian family. More

African dwarf crocodile, broad nosed crocodile, West African dwarf crocodile Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Reptilia Order Crocodylia Family More

and the west African dwarf crocodile, Osteolaemus tetraspis Cope 1861. In: Crocodiles. Their Ecology, Management and Conservation. A Special Publication of the IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. pp. More

African Dwarf Crocodile, West African Dwarf Crocodile French – Crocodile À Front Large, Crocodile À Nuque Cuirassée, Crocodile Nain Africain Spanish – Cocodrilo Chico Africano More

Looking at the genes of the African dwarf crocodile, researchers found that the group comprises three distinct species rather than one. More

Did You Know? The African dwarf crocodile spends more time on land than most other crocodilian species. Member Visitor Tips Viewing Hints We have an adult pair on exhibit during the summer inside the Reptile and Amphibian House. More

African Dwarf Crocodile Skull - The African dwarf crocodile is found in streams and swamps of tropical forests in west Africa. This species is the smallest of the crocodilians growing only 5 to 6 feet long. More

Our realistic-looking plastic west african dwarf crocodile is made of solid plastic, and measures 3 5/8 inches long. This plastic miniature crocodile can be used as an educational toy, in a shoebox diorama or other school project, or as a collector's item. More

African dwarf crocodile is actually three distinct species = December 13th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI Tell a Friend - Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): By looking at the genes of the African dwarf crocodile, scientists have found that More

The African Dwarf Crocodile is among the smallest of crocodiles. Because of their small size, they are slower moving than other crocodiles but are no less aggressive. They are heavily armored with scales traveling up their neck, back, and tail. More

West African dwarf crocodiles live in smaller bodies of water (ponds, creeks, backwaters) throughout West Africa. Length and Weight Books on crocodiles often say that dwarf crocodiles do not grow larger than about 5 feet (1. More

Common names

African dwarf crocodile in English - English
Breedvoorhoofdkrokodil in Dutch - Nederlands
broad-nosed crocodile in English - English
Cocodrilo chico africano in Spanish - español
Crocodile à front large in French - français
Crocodile à nuque cuirassée in French - français
Crocodile nain in French - français
Crocodile nain africain in French - français
Crocodilo-anão in Portuguese - Português
Cüce timsah in Turkish - Türkçe
Dvärgkrokodil in Swedish - Svenska
dwarf crocodile in English - English
Dwarf crocodile, West African dwarf crocodile, Broad-nosed crocodile in English - English
Kääpiökrokotiili in Finnish - suomen kieli
Krokodíl čelnatý in Slovak - slovenčina
Krokodil korr in Breton - brezhoneg
Krokodyl krótkopyski in Polish - polski
Stumpfkrokodil in German - Deutsch
West African dwarf crocodile in English - English
Крокодил западноафриканский карликовый in Russian - русский язык
Тупорылый крокодил in Russian - русский язык
Џуџест крокодил in Macedonian - македонски јазик
תנין גמדי in Hebrew - ‫עברית
మరుగుజ్జు మొసలి in Telugu - తెలుగు
ニシアフリカコビトワニ in Japanese - 日本語

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Order : Crocodylia
Family : Crocodylidae
Genus : Osteolaemus
Species : Osteolaemus tetraspis
Authority : Cope, 1861