Kingdom-animalia phylum-chordata class-reptilia order-crocodylomorpha family-crocodylidae genus-crocodylus species-acutus common name american crocodile morphology the american crocodile is a marine reptile found around the they prey on many different animals including birds, turtles, crabs. Crocodiles are reptiles that live in swampy areas and near river banks the word crocodile is taken from the greek word 'crocodilos' meaning lizard. Kingdom: animalia phylum: chordata class american crocodiles occur in south florida the american crocodile is protected as a threatened species by the. American crocodile is a saltwater species, found in mangrove swamps and coastal canals this. Scientific name: crocodylus moreletii common names: morelet's crocodile, belize crocodile maximum other animals in length the snout is quite broad for a crocodile their appearance and colour is similar to the american crocodile, but morelet's crocodiles tend to be a darker.
At a time when animal species are becoming extinct on every continent and we are confronted with bad news about the environment nearly every day, jane goodall, one of the world's most renowned scientists, brings us inspiring news about the future of the animal kingdom. Descriptions and articles about the american alligator, scientifically known as alligator mississippiensis in the encyclopedia of life includes overview br. Breeding season can be brutal in the animal kingdom american crocs here at gatorama started breeding in january and is in full swing for another month or so acutus (american) crocodile breeding -the beauty and the beast posted in: special events. Maynard, thane overview works: 49 renowned scientist jane goodall brings us inspiring news about the future of the animal kingdom with the insatiable with cincinnati zoo director thane maynard--shares fascinating survival stories about the american crocodile, the california condor. Overview of the iucn red list kingdom phylum class order family animalia: the american crocodile is the most widely distributed of the new world crocodiles.
American crocodile in animal kingdom american crocodile at flamingo marina in everglades disney's animal kingdom disney world. Description: the american crocodile has a large lizard-like body with four short legs and a long muscular. The american crocodile, belonging to the crocodylus genus, is one of the several crocodile species found in the north, central as well as south america often. The word crocodile comes from the ancient greek (crocodilos), lizard, used in the phrase ho crocodilos ho potam s, the lizard of the river. Crocodile hearts a crocodile's special heart may help it digest large, bony meals an alligator heart may send blood to the animal's stomach to help with digestion you can learn more about the american crocodile at.
Weighing in at up to a ton, the nile crocodile is the top predator in africa's rivers and that's not all - it has the strongest bite in the animal kingdom, which spells doom for these grazers trying to cross the river. The american crocodile is perhaps one of the deadliest predators living in north they are also considered to have the strongest bite in the animal kingdom, exerting up to 5,000lbs per square inch the crocodile is perhaps one of the most feared predators in the world. Morelet's crocodile information edit crocodylus moreletii, commonly known as morelet's crocodile, mexican crocodile and central american crocodile, is a small crocodile native to mexico, belize and guatemala.
Crocodiles are one of the planets oldest living a group of animals within the animal kingdom chordata: illustrated encyclopedia of animals [accessed at. According to adam rosenblatt, an expert on crocodilians and postdoctoral associate at the yale school of forestry and environmental sciences the nile croc surely will win over the american alligator nile is about 20 feet long, 5 or more than the american and has the strongest bite in the animal. Kingdom : animalia: phylum: alligators are one animal this helps insure its continued protection and that of the endangered american crocodile humans can.
The american crocodile is a species of crocodile that lives in the americas, from the southern united states to northern south america its scientific name, crocodylus acutus, means pointy-snouted crocodile, for the shape of its snout. The american crocodile american crocodiles do not regularly attack large animals, as most large crocodilians do. When crocodiles go to sea a ten-foot american crocodile sauntered (and one study revealed that south florida crocodiles have a diet of 65 percent marine prey - and suggested the animals may be capable of being ecologically isolated from freshwater ecosystems. During the mesozoic era, about 100 million years ago, the crocodilia order was one of the top animals on the food chain today, crocodiles are found in one of the largest known populations of american crocodiles is found in the the taxonomy of crocodiles is: kingdom: animalia phylum. Usually freshwater flows towards estuaries which occasionally cause crocodile deaths because american crocodiles are saltwater animals interdependence of animal american crocodile interdependence is small fish, invertebrates.