Slender-snouted crocodile

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phylum Chordata The African Slender-snouted Crocodile is a species of crocodile. Recent studies in DNA and morphology suggest that it may belong in its own genus, Mecistops.They are native to freshwater habitats in central and western Africa. They are a medium sized crocodile, typically a bit smaller than the Nile crocodile, but are larger than several other crocodilians. The adult length is from 3 to 4 m (9.8 to 13 ft). They have a slender snout used for catching prey, hence their name. Their diet consists of mainly fish, snakes, amphibians and crustaceans.

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clade Diapsida
clade Crocodylomorpha
order Crocodilia
family Crocodylidae
genus Crocodylus
species C. cataphractus