American Crocodile Skull Replica measures 30.3x17x16 inches. American Crocodile Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The American crocodile or Crocodylus acutus is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics.

It is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas, with populations present from South Florida and the coasts of Mexico to as far south as Peru and Venezuela.

The American crocodile or Crocodylus acutus is a quadruped, with four short stocky legs; a long, powerful tail; and a scaly hide with rows of ossified scutes running down its back and tail. Its snout is elongated and includes a strong pair of jaws.

The American crocodile or Crocodylus acutus nostrils, eyes, and ears are situated on the top of its head, so the rest of the body can be concealed underwater for surprise attacks.

Its eyes have nictitating membranes for protection along with lacrimal glands, which produce tears.

Camouflage also helps it prey on food. The snout is longer and narrower than that of the American alligator, but broader on average than that of the Orinoco crocodile.

New hatchlings are about 10.5 in. length and weight about 2 oz. The average adult American crocodile or Crocodylus acutus in the continental rivers can range from 9 ft 6 in to 13 ft 1 in. long and weigh up 842 lb. in males. The females can range from 8 ft 2 in. to 9 ft 10 in. and weigh up 381 lb.

Adults have a uniform grayish-green coloration with white or yellow undersides, while juveniles have dark cross-banding on the tail and back.

American crocodiles or Crocodylus acutus are also paler and more grayish than the relatively dark-hued American alligator. This crocodile species normally crawls on its belly, but it can also “high walk”.

Larger specimens can charge up to nearly 10 mph. Crocodylus acutus can swim at as fast as 20 mph by moving their bodies and tails in a sinuous fashion, but they cannot sustain this speed.

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Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 30.3 × 17 × 16 in
American Crocodile Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: C. acutus
Binomial name: Crocodylus acutus
Conservation status: Vulnerable