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North American Reptiles - Crocodiles



American Alligator
(Alligator mississipiensis)
American Alligator
The American Alligator is a large reptile with a slightly rounded body, sturdy limbs, a broad head, and powerful tail. Adults are dark green, or brown in colour. Juveniles are black with yellow crossbands. The tail is used for propelling it through... Read more >
Common Caiman
(Caiman crocodilus)
Common Caiman
The Common Caiman is a small to medium sized crocodile. The common name of Spectacled Caiman comes from the bony ridge in front of the eyes that appears to join the eyes like a pair of spectacles. Adults Common caimans are dull olive green,... Read more >
American Crocodile
(Crocodylus acutus)
American Crocodile
The American Crocodile has four short and a long powerful tail. It has rows of bony scales running down its back and tail. Adults are olive brown. Juveniles are light tan with dark bands on the body and tail. It has a swelling in front of each eye.... Read more >
Morelet's Crocodile
(Crocodylus moreletii)
Morelet's Crocodile
Morelet's Crocodile is a relatively small crocodile. It has a broad snout and is greyish brown with darker bands and spots on the body and tail. Young have yellow with black banding. Read more >