American Crocodile Tooth Replica

$10.50

The American Crocodile 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.

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Description

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 décor tooth or office décor 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 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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Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 3.6 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

World Crocodile Day - June 17th

June 17 marks World Crocodile Day, an occasion that is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness about one of the world's most formidable reptiles: the crocodile. This day isn't just for herpetologists or wildlife enthusiasts. It's for everyone.