Crocodylus – True crocodiles
Armored tanks of the animal kingdom – home of the biggest crocodilians with the strongest bite on earth!
Crocodylus is a genus of true crocodiles consisting of species spanning tropical and subtropical regions of North, Central, and South America, Africa, and Asia. They are medium to large, semi-aquatic, predatory reptiles having scaly, armored skin and powerful jaws with sharp teeth.
Their habitat varies depending on species but commonly includes rivers, wetlands, brackish and freshwater lakes, swamps, lagoons, and estuaries. They are ambush predators, and their diet consists mainly of fish, mammals, and birds.
During the breeding season, The females dig a hole in the ground to use as a nest where they lay their eggs. Both parents protect the eggs and hatchlings.
Many species are threatened and endangered due to excessive hunting, habitat destruction, and fragmentation for agricultural use.
Species in this genus
A critically endangered small crocodile native to the islands of the Philippines
These creatures often ingest stones, aiding food digestion and buoyancy regulation in the water
A small freshwater crocodile native to the lands of Australia
One of the most iconic animals of Africa and the second largest reptile on earth
Largest of all living reptiles and the animal most likely to eat a human