Crocodylus raninus

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Crocodylus raninus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Crocodylidae
Subfamily: Crocodylinae
Genus: Crocodylus
Species: C. raninus
Binomial name
Crocodylus raninus
S. Müller & Schlegel, 1844
Synonyms
  • Crocodilus biporcatus raninus
    S. Müller & Schlegel, 1844
  • Crocodylus raninus
    — Ross, 1990

Crocodylus raninus is an enigmatic species of freshwater crocodile endemic to the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.[1] Its taxonomic status is controversial and unclear: it has been considered by some authors as a synonym of Crocodylus porosus, although a redescription in 1990 and 1992 presented evidence of distinct identity.[2][3]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Müller S, Schlegel H. 1844. Over de Krokodillen van den Indischen Archipel. 28 pp + Plates 1-3. In Temminck CJ. 1839-1844. Verhandelingen over de natuurlijke geschiedenis der Nederlandsche overzeesche bezittingen, door de leden der Natuurkundige Commissie in Indië en andere Schrijvers. Leiden. 259 pp. + Plates 1-70. (Crocodilus biporcatus raninus, new subspecies). (in Dutch).

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