Crocodylus acutus. By Ken Mayer.



Meet the Alligator's Distant (but Local) Relative



Introduction  |  Taxonomy, Phylogeny & Etymology  |  Distribution & Population  |  Ecology

Anatomy & Physiology  |  Diet & Digestion  |  Reproduction  |  Survival  Human Conflict

Cultural & Commercial Impact  |  Suggested Publications  |  References




American crocodile basking.AMERICAN


Crocodylus acutus


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Superorder: Crocodylomorpha

Order: Crocodilia

Family: Crocodylidae



(Image: Georgiana Wingard, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.)



Suggested Publications (Literature and Video) for Lay Readers and Viewers


There is a paucity of available popular publications dealing with the American Crocodile, but here are a few worth consideration:




Croc Docs homepageUNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA-FLREC. The Croc Docs., accessed 8 May  2014. University of Florida Fort. Lauderdale Education and Research Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.




Books, Booklets and Scientific Paper


Guide to Florida Alligator and Crocodile.ANDERSON, R. 1985. Guide to Florida alligator and crocodile. Winner Enterprises, Florida. 56pp.








Jaws Too! book coverCAMPBELL, G. R., and A. L. WINTERBOTHAM. 1985. Jaws Too! The Natural History of Crocodilians with Emphasis on Sanibel Islandís Alligators. Sutherland Publishing, Missouri. I-VIII +1-267pp.




Cover of book, Florida's Crocodile.LEBUFF, C. 2016. Floridaís Crocodile: Biology and History of a Threatened Species. Amber Publishing, Fort Myers, Florida.184pp.







C. acutus final reportMAZZOTTI, F. J., and M. S. CHERKISS. 2003. Status and Conservation of the American Crocodile in Florida: Recovering an Endangered Species While Restoring an Endangered Ecosystem. University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.




Florida's Alligators and Crocodiles.METER, V., and V. BROOK. 1987. Florida's Alligators and Crocodiles. Florida Power & Light. 41 pp.








Video Media


Everglades: Secrets of the Swamp, VHSWorld's Last Great Places: Everglades: Secrets of the Swamp. 1997. National Geographic Video, VHS NTSC; 60 mins.






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