West African crocodile

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West African crocodile
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Specimen in Bazoulé, Burkina Faso
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species:
C. suchus
Binomial name
Crocodylus suchus
Geoffroy, 1807
Synonyms
  • C. niloticus suchus

The West African crocodile or desert crocodile (Crocodylus suchus) is a species of crocodile. [1]

Where they live[change | change source]

The West African crocodile lives in West and Central Africa. From the east to South Sudan and Uganda, and south of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Other countries where they live include Mauritania, Benin, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gabon, Togo, Ivory Coast and Republic of Congo.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Crocodylus suchus". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 2020-08-22.