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Crocodylus johnsoni  Krefft, 1873
Taxonomic Serial No.: 551774

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Crocodylus johnstoni Krefft, 1873
 
  Common Name(s): Johnson's Crocodile [English]
 
    Johnston's Crocodile [English]
 
    Johnstone's Crocodile [English]
 
    Australian Freshwater Crocodile [English]
 
    Freshie [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 johnsoni Krefft, 1873 – Johnson's Crocodile, Johnston's Crocodile, Johnstone's Crocodile, Australian Freshwater Crocodile, Freshie  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Crocodylus johnsoni    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index, 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 johnsoni   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gray, J. E.  
  Publication Date: 1874   
  Article/Chapter Title: On Crocodilus johnstoni, Krefft   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1814   
  Page(s): 177-178   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: Available online via Biodiversity Heritage Library at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28502274   
  Reference for: Crocodylus johnsoni   
       
  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 johnsoni   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Krefft, Gerard  
  Publication Date: 1873   
  Article/Chapter Title: Remarks on Australian Crocodiles, and Description of a New Species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1873   
  Page(s): 334-335   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: Available online via Biodiversity Heritage Library at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28504569   
  Reference for: original description   
       
  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   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus johnsoni   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Australia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: The original description was written in the full but mistaken understanding that the honoree's name was 'Mr. Johnson' as evidenced by Krefft's use of the name johnsoni several times in the original description. In a letter to J.E. Gray dated May 15, 1873, Krefft noted the honoree's name is 'Mr. Johnston', and Gray used the name 'Crocodilus johnstoni' in his 1874 paper 'On Crocodilus johnstoni, Krefft'. Under Article 32.5 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature only inadvertent spelling errors are to be corrected. There is nothing to support emending the name to johnstoni under the Code without a ruling from the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature  
    Named in honor of Sub-Inspector Robert A. Johnstone  
    CITES: Appendix II listed under Crocodylia, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
 

 

   

 
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