Crocodylus suchus

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Crocodylus suchus, Kachikally, Gambia

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Eusuchia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subdivisio: Pseudosuchia
Superordo: Crocodylomorpha
Ordo: Crocodilia
Subordo: Eusuchia

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

Name[edit]

Crocodylus suchus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1807

Synonyms[edit]

  • Crocodylus niloticus suchus

References[edit]

  • Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, É. (1807). Description de deux crocodiles qui existent dans le Nil, comparés au crocodile de Saint-Domingue. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 10: 67–86, 264 + 2 pl. (formal description p. 84)
  • Schmitz, A., Mausfeld, P., Hekkala, E., Shine, T., Nickel, H., Amato, G., & Böhme, W. (2003). Molecular evidence for species level divergence in African Nile crocodiles Crocodylus niloticus (Laurenti, 1786). Compus Rendus Palevolution 2: 703–12. DOI: 10.1016/j.crpv.2003.07.002
  • Hekkala, E., Shirley, M. H., Amato, G., Austin, J. D., Charter, S., Thorbjarnarson, J., Vliet, K. A., Houck, M. L., Desalle, R., & Blum, M. J. (2011). An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile. Molecular Ecology 20 (20): 4199–4215. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05245.x

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Nordwestafrikanisches Krokodil, Wüstenkrokodil
English: West African Crocodile