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Mecistops cataphractus  (Cuvier, 1825)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 845140

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Crocodylus cataphractus Cuvier, 1825
 
  Common Name(s): African Slender-snouted Crocodile [English]
 
    African Sharp-nosed Crocodile [English]
 
    African Gavial [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  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  
                               GenusMecistops Gray, 1844  
                                  SpeciesMecistops cataphractus (Cuvier, 1825) – African Slender-snouted Crocodile, African Sharp-nosed Crocodile, African Gavial  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Mecistops cataphractus    
       
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  Publication(s):    
  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   
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  Publisher: Association of Systematics Collections   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-942924-15-0   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mecistops cataphractus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McAliley, L. Rex, R. E. Willis, D. A. Ray, P. S. White, C. A. Brochu, and L. D. Densmore III  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: Are crocodiles really monophyletic?-Evidence for subdivisions from sequence and morphological data   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 39, no. 1   
  Page(s): 16-32   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
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  Reference for: Mecistops cataphractus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
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