BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
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Vertebrate Anatomy
Crocodylian Skulls
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Compare the three basic shapes of modern crocodilian skulls:

American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Diet: Varied array of vertebrates, including turtles
Gator skull
See also Alligator Skeleton Page for skull bone identification

Nile Crocodile, juvenile (Crocodylus niloticus)
Diet is varied: fish and invertebrates (young), mammals and carcasses (adults)
Crocodile skull

False Gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii)
Diet: mostly fish, some smaller mammals
Gharial skull

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