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Slender-snouted Crocodiles
Genus Mecistops

 

Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile Mecistops cataphractus

Distribution:- Central Africa
Western African Slender-snouted Crocodile Mecistops Sp.
(To be named)

Distribution:- Western Africa

 

As these species have only recently been split from Mecistops cataphractus and very little information is currently available. The pictures below are believed to all be of Mecistops cataphractus.





Comments:- Grows to about 3 to 4 meters long (10 to13 ft)

Slender-snouted Crocodile

Slender-snouted Crocodile
Mecistops cataphractus - Rimba Reptile Park, Bali



 

Slender-snouted Crocodile

 

Slender-snouted Crocodile
Mecistops cataphractus - St. Augustine Alligator Farm (Florida)



LINKS

Seven Distinct African Crocodile Species,
Not Just Three, Biologists Show

Science Daily

Rigorous approaches to species delimitation
have significant implications for African
crocodilian systematics and conservation

The Royal Society



Slender-snouted Crocodile
Wikipedia

 

 

Crocodylus / Mecistops cataphractus (CUVIER, 1825)
Dr. Adam Britton

African slender-snouted crocodile  (Mecistops cataphractus)
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