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Crocodile

Observed: 11th January 2012 By: Het7Het7’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesHet7’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
crocodile
habitat
Description:

Crocodile species observed in Southern Mexico. Seen around mid-day and in mid-January time by a freshwater lake.

Identifications
  •  
    Likely ID
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  • Spectacled Caiman
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  • Spectacled Caiman
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Masked Marvel's picture

Crocodiles

With crocodiles one pair of teeth in the lower jaw is visible when the mouth is closed, which fit into a notch in the upper jaw. With alligators none of the teeth in the lower jaw are visible when the mouth is closed. You can see these teeth in this photograph. There is another species of crocodile, the American crocodile Crocodylus acutus that occurs in this area. However, as pirayaguara noted, the croc in the photo has a very broad snout, which is characteristic of Morelet's crocodile.

pirayaguara's picture

On that basis I'll withdraw

On that basis I'll withdraw my id - I have not seen this species which looks very different from American crocodile or any of the other crocodiles I have seen