Crocodylus acutus

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Crocodylus acutus

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Eusuchia

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Divisio: Archosauria
Subdivisio: Crurotarsi
Superordo: Crocodylomorpha
Ordo: Crocodilia
Subordo: Eusuchia

Familia: Crocodylidae
Subfamilia: Crocodylinae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: Crocodylus acutus

Name[edit]

Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807

Type locality: "La grande ile de Saint-Domingue, Antilles, Amerique" (=Hispaniola; most probably the French portion which today is Haiti); restricted to "Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata," by Smith and Taylor (1950: 364); and further restricted to "L'Etang, Saumatre, Haiti," by Schmidt (1953: 111)

Holotype: Syntypes MNHN

Synonyms[edit]

  • Crocodilus acutus Cuvier, 1807: 55
  • Crocodilus acutusDuméril & Bibron, 1836: 119
  • Crocodilus pacificus — Duméril & Bocourt 1870 (fide Günther, 1885: 20)
  • Crocodilus americanus var. acutus — Günther 1885: 20
  • Crocodylus acutusKing & Burke, 1989
  • Crocodylus acutusSchwartz & Henderson, 1991: 667
  • Crocodylus acutusConant & Collins, 1991: 38

References[edit]

  • Cuvier, G. 1807. Sur les différentes especes de crocodiles vivans et sur leurs caracteres distinctifs. Ann. Natl. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 10: 8-86.
  • Varona, L.S. 1987. The state of Crocodylus acutus in Cuba Carib. J. Sci. 23 (2): 256-259
  • Sanchez, J.J.;Bolanos, J.R.;Piedra, L. 1996. Population levels of Crocodylus acutus (Crocodylia, Crocodylidae) in 2 rivers of Costa Rica (In Spanish) Rev. Biol. Trop. 44 (2): 835-840
  • IUCN: Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807 (Vulnerable)
  • Crocodylus acutus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 20 Jule 2009.
  • [1] Listed animal in CITES Appendix I

Vernacular names[edit]

Boarisch: Spietzkrókódü
Deutsch: Spitzkrokodil
English: American Crocodile
日本語: アメリカワニ
polski: Krokodyl amerykański, krokodyl amazoński
português: Crocodilo-americano
suomi: Amerikankrokotiili
中文: 美洲鱷