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Crocodylus suchus GEOFFROY, 1807

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Higher TaxaCrocodylidae (Crocodylia, crocodiles) 
Subspecies 
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  
Reproductionoviparous. 
Types 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • 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 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Doppelt publiziert hält besser: ein „neues Nilkrokodil“. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (1): 50-51 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Padial, J. M. 2006. COMMENTED DISTRIBUTIONAL LIST OF THE REPTILES OF MAURITANIA (WEST AFRICA). Graellsia, 62(2): 159-178
  • 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
  • Sow, Andack Saad; Duarte Vasconcelos Gonçalves, Fábio Vieira Sousa, Fernando Martínez- Freiría, Frederico Santarém, Guillermo Velo-Antón, Hamidou Dieng, João Carlos Campos, Saer Khayar Diagne, Zbyszek Boratyński, José Carlos Brito 2017. Atlas of the distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the Diawling National Park, Mauritania Basic and Applied Herpetology - get paper here
  • 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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