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Crocodylus suchus GEOFFROY, 1807

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Higher TaxaCrocodylidae (Crocodylia, crocodiles) 
Common NamesE: West African crocodile
G: Wesafrikanisches Krokodil 
SynonymCrocodilus suchus GEOFFROY 1807: 84
Crocodylus niloticus suchus — WERMUTH & MERTENS 1977: 145
Crocodylus suchus — SCHMITZ et al. 2003
Crocodylus suchus — NICKEL & AULIYA 2004
Crocodylus suchus — NICKEL 2004
Crocodylus suchus — PADIAL 2006
Crocodylus suchus — CHIRIO 2009
Crocodylus suchus — ULLENBRUCH et al. 2010
Crocodylus suchus — HEKKALA et al. 2011 
DistributionMauritania, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Guinea (Conakry), Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Dahomey (fide WERMUTH & MERTENS 1977)

Type locality: Niger Map legend:
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  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. 2009. Inventaire des reptiles de la région de la Réserve de Biosphère Transfrontalière du W (Niger/Bénin/Burkina Faso: Afrique de l’Ouest). [Herpetological survey of the W Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve area (Niger/Benin/Burkina Faso: West Africa]. Bull. Soc. Herp. France (132): 13-41 - get paper here
  • Cunningham SW, Shirley MH, Hekkala ER. 2016. Fine scale patterns of genetic partitioning in the rediscovered African crocodile, Crocodylus suchus (Saint-Hilaire 1807) PeerJ 4: e1901 - get paper here
  • Geoffroy, S.H. 1807. Description de deux crocodiles qui existent dans le Nil, comparés au crocodile de Saint-Domingue. Ann. Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 10: 67-86 - get paper here
  • HEKKALA, E., SHIRLEY, M. H., AMATO, G., AUSTIN, J. D., CHARTER, S., THORBJARNARSON, J., VLIET, K. A., HOUCK, M. L., DESALLE, R. and BLUM, M. J. 2011. An ancient icon reveals new mysteries: mummy DNA resurrects a cryptic species within the Nile crocodile. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05245.x
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Doppelt publiziert hält besser: ein „neues Nilkrokodil“. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (1): 50-51
  • Nickel, H. 2004. Neues zum Status von Crocodylus suchus GEOFFROY 1807, dem Nordwestafrikanischen Krokodil. Draco 5 (20): 48-53 - get paper here
  • Nickel, H. & Auliya, M. 2004. Krokodile - faszinierende Überlebenskünstler. Draco 5 (20): 4-19 - get paper here
  • Schmitz, Andreas; Patrick Mausfeld; Evon Hekkala; Tara Shine; Hemmo Nickel; George Amato; Wolfgang Böhme 2003. Molecular evidence for species level divergence in African Nile Crocodiles Crocodylus niloticus (Laurenti, 1786). C. R. Palevol 2: 703–712
  • Trape, J.F.; Trape, S. & Chirio, L. 2012. Lézards, crocodiles et tortues d'Afrique occidentale et du Sahara. IRD Orstom, 503 pp. - get paper here
  • Ullenbruch, K.; Grell, O.; Böhme, W. 2010. Reptiles from southern Benin, West Africa, with the description of a new Hemidactylus (Gekkonidae), and a country-wide checklist. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (1): 31-54 - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H., and R. Mertens. 1977. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Testudines, Crocodylia, Rhynchocephalia. Das Tierreich. Berlin. 100: i-xxvii, 1-174
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