Nile Crocodile Skull Replica measures 18 inches. Nile Crocodile Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Crocodylus niloticus is the scientific name. Our percise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Nile crocodile or Crocodylus niloticus is a large crocodilian native to freshwater habitats in Africa, where it is present in 26 countries. Due to its widespread occurrence and stable population trend, it has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 1996.

It is widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa, occurring mostly in the central, eastern, and southern regions of the continent, and lives in different types of aquatic environments such as lakes, rivers, swamps, and marshlands.

On average, the adult male Nile crocodile or Crocodylus niloticus is between 11.5 and 16.4 ft. in length and weighs 500 to 1,650 lbs. However, specimens exceeding 20 ft. in length and weighing up to 2,400 lbs. have been recorded. It is the largest freshwater predator in Africa.

Nile crocodiles or Crocodylus niloticus are opportunistic apex predators; a very aggressive species of crocodile, they are capable of taking almost any animal within their range. They are generalists, taking a variety of prey.

Their diet consists mostly of different species of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. They are ambush predators that can wait for hours, days, and even weeks for the suitable moment to attack. They are agile predators and wait for the opportunity for a prey item to come well within attack range. Even swift prey are not immune to attack.

Nile crocodiles or Crocodylus niloticus have an extremely powerful bite that is unique among all animals, and sharp, conical teeth that sink into flesh, allowing for a grip that is almost impossible to loosen. They can apply high levels of force for extended periods of time, a great advantage for holding down large prey underwater to drown.

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Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 18 in
Nile Crocodile Facts

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: C. niloticus
Binomial name: Crocodylus niloticus
Conservation status: Least concerned


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