ANIMAL FACTS - Crocodilians
The scientific name of the Freshwater Crocodile, Crocodylus johnstoni has a distinct meaning. Crocodylus is derived from the Greek krokodeilos which means literally "pebble worm" (croce = pebble; dreilos = worm) referring to the appearance of a crocodile. johnstoni means "of Johnston", derived from the name of the first European to discover this reptile.
The Crocodilian family includes, Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans and Gharials. Australia Zoo is home to three of these species - Saltwater Crocodiles, Freshwater Crocodiles and American Alligators.
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