Mugger Crocodile Skull Model measures 11.5 inches. Mugger Crocodile Skull Model is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Cast is from private collection. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Mugger Crocodile or Crocodylus palustris, also called marsh crocodile, broad-snouted crocodile and mugger is a crocodilian native to freshwater habitats from southern Iran to the Indian subcontinent.

The Mugger Crocodile or Crocodylus palustris is considered a medium-sized crocodilian, but has the broadest snout among living crocodilians. It has a powerful tail and webbed feet. Its visual, hearing and smelling senses are acute.

The head is rough without any ridges and large scutes around the neck that is well separated from the back. The limbs have keeled scales with serrated fringes on outer edges, and outer toes are extensively webbed. The snout is slightly longer than broad with 19 upper teeth on each side. The symphysis of the lower jaw extends to the level of the fourth or fifth tooth.

The Mugger Crocodile or Crocodylus palustris is a powerful swimmer that uses its tail and hind feet to move forward, change direction and submerge. It belly-walks, with its belly touching ground and on land.

During the hot dry season, it walks over land at night to find suitable wetlands and spends most of the day submerged in water. During the cold season Crocodylus palustris basks on riverbanks, individuals are tolerant of others during this period.

The Mugger Crocodile or Crocodylus palustris preys on fish, snakes, turtles, birds and mammals including monkeys, squirrels, rodents, otters and dogs. It also scavenges on dead animals.

During dry seasons, muggers walk many kilometers over land in search of water and prey. When hunting large mammals such as deer they will sometimes leave it to rot while wedged under water before pulling it apart. They seize and drag potential prey approaching watersides into the water, when the opportunity arises. Adult muggers also feed on turtles and tortoises.

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Class: Reptilia

Order: Crocodylia

Genus: Crocodylus

Family: Crocodyliade

Species: Palustris


Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 in
Mugger Crocodile Facts

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


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