Mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris)

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    1. brian.gratwicke 70 months ago | reply

      The mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) (literally "crocodile of the marsh"), also called the Iranian, marsh, muggar or Persian crocodile (in Persian گاندو Gandu), is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka). In Pakistan's coastal regions of the Makran and delta marshlands of Sindh it is known as the "Indus crocodile", although they do exist in parts of Bangladesh, and parts of Nepal and Iran. The name "mugger" is a corruption of the Hindi/Urdu word magar which means "water monster" in the Hindi/Urdu language.[1], [2]. This is in turn derived from "makara", the sanskrit word for crocodile.

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