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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Divisio: Archosauria
Subdivisio: Crurotarsi
Superordo: Crocodylomorpha
Ordo: Crocodilia
Subordo: Eusuchia
Familia: Crocodylidae
Subfamilia: Crocodylinae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: C. acutus - - †C. anthropophagus - C. cataphractus - C. intermedius - C. johnstoni - C. mindorensis - C. moreletii - C. niloticus - C. novaeguineae - †C. palaeindicus - C. palustris - C. porosus - C. rhombifer - C. siamensis

Name

Crocodylus Laurenti, 1768

Type species: Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768

References

* Laurenti, J. N. 1768. Syn. Rept., 53.
* Crocodylus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 23 October 2009.

Vernacular names
Internationalization
Deutsch: Crocodylus
English: Crocodylus
Español: Crocodylus
日本語: クロコダイル属
Português: Crocodylus
Svenska: Crocodylus

Crocodylus is one of three genera from the Crocodylinae subfamily extending from the Crocodylidae family.

Established species include three extinct species:

* † Crocodylus acer
* † Crocodylus affinis
* † Crocodylus anthropophagus, an extinct crocodile from Plio-Pleistocene of Tanzania.

There are thirteen living species:

* American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus
* Slender-snouted Crocodile, Crocodylus cataphractus (studies in DNA and morphology suggest this species may be more basal than Crocodylus and therefore belongs in its own genus, Mecistops)[1]
* Orinoco Crocodile, Crocodylus intermedius
* Freshwater Crocodile, Crocodylus johnsoni
* Philippine Crocodile, Crocodylus mindorensis
* Morelet's Crocodile or Mexican Crocodile, Crocodylus moreletii
* Nile Crocodile or African Crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus (the subspecies found in Madagascar is sometimes called the Black Crocodile)
* New Guinea Crocodile, Crocodylus novaeguineae
* Mugger Crocodile, Marsh Crocodile, or Indian Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris
* Saltwater Crocodile or Estuarine Crocodile, Crocodylus porosus
* Cuban Crocodile, Crocodylus rhombifer
* Siamese Crocodile, Crocodylus siamensis


References

1. ^ McAliley, Willis, Ray, White, Brochu & Densmore (2006). Are crocodiles really monophyletic?—Evidence for subdivisions from sequence and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39: 16-32.

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