2 cocodrilos (C. acutus)
Remnant (skin) found in Bartlett Hall teaching store room
1 alligator ate a fish with barbels.
Many seen along Anhinga Trail.
1 seen in canal
The photograph is of Crocodile species named Mugger in India, derived from Hindi word Magar & Sankskrit word Makara. Its scientific name is Crocodylus Palustris. As per IUCN category, the species is Threatened-Vulnerable. The snapshot is taken at the banks of River Vishwamitri, which passes from the center of Vadodara, Educational & Cultural City of Gujarat State. The site is the largest Natural Breeding Site of Mugger Crocodiles, in whole of Asia.
The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semi-aquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian total group, the clade Pseudosuchia, appeared about 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and diversified during the Mesozoic era. The order Crocodilia includes the...