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Crocodylus porosus  Schneider, 1801
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174364

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): saltwater crocodile [English]
 
    Estuarine Crocodile [English]
 
    saltie [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderCrocodilia  – crocodilo, jacaré, Crocodilians, crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gavials  
                            FamilyCrocodylidae  – Crocodiles  
                               GenusCrocodylus Laurenti, 1768 – Crocodiles  
                                  SpeciesCrocodylus porosus Schneider, 1801 – saltwater crocodile, Estuarine Crocodile, saltie  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 2 History of CITES listings, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/pub/checklist11/index.html or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       
  Source: U. S. Dept. Interior, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
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  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus, Estuarine Crocodile [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): King, F. W., and R. L. Burke, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Crocodilian, Tuatara, and Turtle Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher: Association of Systematics Collections   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-942924-15-0   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Meganathan, P.R., Bhawna Dubey, Mark A. Batzer, David A. Ray, Ikramul Haque  
  Publication Date: 2010   
  Article/Chapter Title: Molecular phylogenetic analyses of genus Crocodylus (Eusuchia, Crocodylia, Crocodylidae) and the taxonomic position of Crocodylus porosus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 57, no. 1   
  Page(s): 393-402   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing With Endangered Status for the American Crocodile Throughout Its Range and the Saltwater Crocodile Exclusive of the Papua New Guinea Population   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 44, no. 244   
  Page(s): 75074-75076   
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  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Saltwater Crocodile Population in Australia From Endangered to Threatened With Special Rule for the Saltwater and Nile Crocodiles   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 61, no. 122   
  Page(s): 32356-32367   
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  Reference for: Crocodylus porosus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  
    Australia  
    Oceania  
    Indo-West Pacific  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Central Pacific Territories, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Banks et al. (2003) note: within the Central Pacific Territories Crocodylus porosus occurs naturally on Palau; however, there are only incidental reports of apparently vagrant individuals from the Caroline Islands  
    Banks et al. (2003) note: Endangered throughout range  
    CITES: Appendix I adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    CITES: Appendix II for the population of Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    US ESA: Listed Endangered except in Papua New Guinea and where listed Threatened in Australia, as published in Federal Register Volume 44, Number 244, Pages 75074 - 75076, December 18, 1979  
    US ESA: Change in status from Endangered to Threatened in Australia, as published in Federal Register Volume 61, Number 122, Pages 32356 - 32367, June 24, 1996  
 

 

   

 
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