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Crocodylus  Laurenti, 1768
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174360

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Crocodiles [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderCrocodilia  – crocodilo, jacaré, Crocodilians, crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gavials  
                            FamilyCrocodylidae  – Crocodiles  
                               GenusCrocodylus Laurenti, 1768 – Crocodiles  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Crocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807 – American Crocodile, Cocodrilo americano, caiman de la costa, Central American Alligator, cocodrilo, lagarto 
                                  Species Crocodylus halli Murray, Russo, Zorilla and McMahan, 2019 – Hall's New Guinea Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus intermedius Graves, 1819 – Orinoco Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus johnsoni Krefft, 1873 – Johnson's Crocodile, Johnston's Crocodile, Johnstone's Crocodile, Australian Freshwater Crocodile, Freshie, Johnstone River Crocodile, Freshwater Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus mindorensis Schmidt, 1935 – Mindoro Crocodile, Philippine Freshwater Crocodile, Philippine Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus moreletii Duméril and Bibron, 1851 – Morelet's Crocodile, Cocodrilo de Moreleti, Belize Crocodile, Central American Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768 – Nile Crocodile, Mamba 
                                  Species Crocodylus novaeguineae Schmidt, 1928 – New Guinea Crocodile, New Guinea Freshwater Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus palustris Lesson, 1831 – Mugger Crocodile, Muggar, Marsh Crocodile, Swamp Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus porosus Schneider, 1801 – Saltwater Crocodile, Estuarine Crocodile, Saltie 
                                  Species Crocodylus rhombifer Cuvier, 1807 – Cuban Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus siamensis Schneider, 1801 – Siamese Crocodile, Siamese Freshwater Crocodile 
                                  Species Crocodylus suchus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1807 – West African Crocodile 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Crocodylus    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Crocodylus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Crocodylus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Crocodylus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Ronald M. Bonett, Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, et al. / Moriarty, John J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 2017   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, with Comments Regarding Confidence in Our Understanding, Eighth Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 43   
  Page(s): 102   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-946681-003   
  Notes: Available free as PDF, and as updated database, at   
  Reference for: Crocodylus, Crocodiles [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Reference for: Crocodylus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): King, F. W., and R. L. Burke, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Crocodilian, Tuatara, and Turtle Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference   
  Publisher: Association of Systematics Collections   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-942924-15-0   
  Reference for: Crocodylus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Meganathan, P.R., Bhawna Dubey, Mark A. Batzer, David A. Ray, Ikramul Haque  
  Publication Date: 2010   
  Article/Chapter Title: Molecular phylogenetic analyses of genus Crocodylus (Eusuchia, Crocodylia, Crocodylidae) and the taxonomic position of Crocodylus porosus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 57, no. 1   
  Page(s): 393-402   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Reference for: Crocodylus   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: A number of species-group names in the genus now known as Crocodylus Laurenti, 1768 (TSN 174360) were originally described with the genus name spelled 'Crocodilus'. The nomenclatural status of that spelling has not been investigated by ITIS as of 2021, but if it is considered a separate available genus name, then author parentheses would be required for such species now in Crocodylus. Otherwise, if it is treated as a spelling variant of the currently-accepted Crocodylus, then author parentheses would not be needed for such names (see ICZN Art. 51.3.1)  



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