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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Chordata (phylum)  »  Reptilia (class)  »  Crocodylia (order)  »  Crocodylidae (family)

CAAB Code: 39 140001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Crocodylus johnstoni   (Krefft, 1873)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 39 - Reptilia Reptiles
Family: 39 140 Crocodylidae (crocodiles) - show full list
Common Name: freshwater crocodile
Common Names List:
Organism Type: a crocodile
Synonyms: Crocodylus johnsoni Crocodilus johnsonii Crocodilus australis
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Parent Codes: 39 140901     Crocodylus spp.
Scientific Name Notes:Crocodylus johnstoni is a nomen protectum, and the valid name to use for this species. It is an emendation of the original name Crocodilus johnsonii. It was named after the collector, R. Johnstone, but was mis-spelt in the original paper by Krefft, the error was recognised and corrected shortly after the original publication, and as it is now in general usage, it is maintained under the Zoological Code.

ABRS 2001
View at Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
ITIS 551774
View at ITIS
Record source: Stanger, M. Clayton, M. Schodde, R. Wombey, J. Mason, I., 1998, CSIRO list of Australian vertebrates: a reference with conservation status. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC. 123pp.
Scientific Name
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Shea, G.M., Beatson, C.A., Sadlier, R.A., 2016. The nomencalture and type material of Crocodylus johnsoni (Krefft, 1873)., Records of the Australian Museum, Vol. 68(3): 81-98. . doi:10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1658
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