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Central African slender-snouted crocodile
Mecistops leptorhynchus 2009.jpg
Individual on a snake farm in Tanzania
Scientific classification
Genus:
Mecistops
Species:
leptorhynchus
Synonyms
  • Crocodilus leptorhynchus
    Bennett, 1835
  • Mecistops leptorhynchus
    — Shirley et al., 2018

The Central African slender-snouted crocodile (Mecistops leptorhynchus) is one of two species of crocodiles in the genus Mecistops.

The Central African slender-snouted crocodile lives in Central Africa (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, northern Angola, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and extends into South Sudan in East Africa.

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