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American Crocodile Tooth Replica measures 3.6 inches. American Crocodile Tooth Replica is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Our precise tooth can be used as a teaching tool, museum tooth exhibit, home decor tooth or office decor tooth.
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.
The American crocodile or or Crocodylus acutus is the most widespread of the four extant species of crocodiles from the Americas. It inhabits waters such as mangrove swamps, river mouths, fresh waters, and salt lakes, and can even be found at sea, hence its wide distribution throughout southern Florida, the Greater Antilles (excluding Puerto Rico and Isla de la Juventud, where it is replaced by the introduced spectacled caiman), Martinique, southern Mexico (including the Yucatán Peninsula), Central America, and the South American countries of Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Ecuador.
The American crocodile or or Crocodylus acutus is especially plentiful in Costa Rica. One of its largest documented populations (the largest in the Caribbean) is in Lago Enriquillo, a hypersaline lake in the Dominican Republic.
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