Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile)

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Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile) Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile)
Crocodylus niloticus, Kruger National Park, South Africa. [photo Arno Meintjies ] Crocodylus niloticus, Kruger National Park, South Africa. [photo Jumbo22 ]
Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile) Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile)
Crocodylus niloticus, Kruger National Park, South Africa. [photo Trevor Hardaker ] Crocodylus niloticus, Limpopo Province. [photo Deacon A.R. , from SARCA Virtual Museum]
 

Publications

  • Ashton PJ. 2010. The demise of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) as a keystone species for aquatic ecosystem conservation in South Africa: The case of the Olifants River. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 20: 489493. doi 10.1002/aqc.1132

 


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