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Crocodilians of Pakistan

 

 

Crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials), are prominent and widespread occupants of tropical and subtropical aquatic habitats. There are 23 living crocodilian species in the world represented by three families, ALLIGATORIDAE, CROCODYLIDAE and GAVIALIDAE. In Pakistan two families are represented by two species of Crocodilians.


Family: CROCODYLIDAE (Crocodiles)

 

This Family is represented in Pakistan by a single species of crocodilian The Mugger, belonging to the Genus Crocodylus:

Family: GAVIALIDAE (Gharial)

 

This Family is represented in Pakistan by a single species of crocodilian Indian Gharial, belonging to the Genus Gavialis:

 

Credits:

  • IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/HERPETOLOGY/Crocs.htm)

  • Dr. Adam Britton, CROCODILIANS Natural History and Conservation (http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herpetology/brittoncrocs/cnhc.html)

  • Sindh Wildlife Department

  • WWF-Pakistan

  • Nausherwan Ahmed

 

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