Specimen Information

Crocodylus acutus
Crocodylus acutus
(American crocodile)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Native Transplant

Specimen ID115849
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCrocodylus
Speciesacutus
Common NameAmerican crocodile
StateVA
CountySuffolk City-Chesapeake City
LocalityGreat Dismal Swamp
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameAlbemarle
HUC8 Number03010205
Map
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Collection Month12
Collection Year1976
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:12143
Author:Mitchell, J.C.
Date:1994
Title:The Reptiles of Virginia.
Publisher:Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
Pages:352pp
CommentsUS Fish and Wildlife Service determined that it had been illegally transported to Virginia and released into the swamp
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size1 m


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