American Crocodile Teaching Skull

$367.00

The American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) is a species of crocodilian found in the Neotropics. It is the most widespread from the Americas, with populations present from South Florida and the coasts of Mexico to as far south as Peru and Venezuela.

Description

American Crocodile Teaching Skull Replica measures 21x9x6 inches. American Crocodile Teaching Skull 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 décor skull, or office décor 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 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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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 7 lbs
Dimensions 21 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