Siamese crocodile

The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a medium-sized freshwater crocodile native to Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Brunei, East Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The species is critically endangered and already extirpated from many regions. Its other common names include Siamese freshwater crocodile, Singapore small-grain, and soft-belly.[3]

Species of reptile

Siamese crocodile

Temporal range: PleistocenePresent, 2.6–0 Ma[1]

Siamese crocodile at Moscow Zoo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Crocodilia
Family: Crocodylidae
Genus: Crocodylus
C. siamensis
Binomial name
Crocodylus siamensis

Schneider, 1801

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Fossils, formerly referred to as Crocodylus ossifragus

Below is a cladogram based on a 2018 tip dating study by Lee & Yates simultaneously using morphological, molecular (DNA sequencing), and stratigraphic (fossil age) data,[4] as revised by the 2021 Hekkala et al.paleogenomics study using DNA extracted from the extinct Voay.[5]




Crocodylus anthropophagus

Crocodylus thorbjarnarsoni

Crocodylus palaeindicus

Crocodylus Tirari Desert


Crocodylus johnstoniFreshwater crocodile

Crocodylus novaeguineaeNew Guinea crocodile

Crocodylus mindorensisPhilippine crocodile

Crocodylus porosusSaltwater crocodile

Crocodylus siamensisSiamese crocodile

Crocodylus palustrisMugger crocodile

Africa+New World

Crocodylus checchiai

Crocodylus falconensis

Crocodylus suchusWest African crocodile

Crocodylus niloticusNile crocodile

New World

Crocodylus moreletiiMorelet’s crocodile

Crocodylus rhombiferCuban crocodile

Crocodylus intermediusOrinoco crocodile

Crocodylus acutusAmerican crocodile

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