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Crocodilians (Crocodylia)


Typical Crocodiles

African Slender-snouted Crocodiles

Dwarf Crocodiles

Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (
Latest update: May 12th, 2024.

Biodiversity of the family Crocodylidae Bibliography of the family Crocodylidae


Krokodile     Krokodiller

Contents: Endemicity:
3 genera of which none are endemic  0% 100%
18 species of which 5 (27.8%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks:  The distribution records listed for each species include not only the present, but also the historical distribution, although several species have vanished today from many places where they used to occur. It is noted in brackets, if a species is known to have disappeared from an area. Roos, Aggarwal & Janke (2007) included both genera of the family Gavialidae (Gavialis, Tomistoma) in the family Crocodylidae.

Distribution:  SE. USA, Mexico, Central America, NW. South America, West Indies, Africa, Madagascar, Southern Asia, Malay Archipelago, N. Australia, Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Reported from:
Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Martinique, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.