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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2015, 05:00:27 PM »


Small crocs by an unknown maker.  Knockoffs are solid in color.  Identified as (Left - Right): Crocodile (Nile?), Crocodile (Freshwater), Gharial, Caiman (Spectacled?), Alligator (American), Crocodile (Saltwater?).

Hello everybody! I'm new at the forum...

Hey, Varanus! Have you discover the maker of these crocs? I'm asking because I had these when I was a child and they were very detailed and nice figures...I'm looking for them but I can't find it and I think that if I knew the manufacturer it will become easier.

Sorry for the poor English...I'm really bad to write in English...haha

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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2015, 12:38:04 PM »
More images of Crocodilia  ^-^.



Papo Nile Crocodile.



Schleich Nile Crocodile-2007.



Sun Wat Toys Crocodile.



Schleich Nile Crocodile cub-2007.



Mojo Nile Crocodile.



Collecta Ameican Alligator.



Schleich Nile Crocodile-90th Dark Version.



Schleich Nile Crocodile-90th Light Version.



Schleich Gharial.
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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2015, 12:02:31 AM »

Slender-snouted crocodile, Mecistops (syn. Crocodylus) cataphractus (Nayab),
5 5/8 inches or 14.4 cm.

Our forum member Kikimalou identified this crocodile on the Toy Animal Wiki . The word China is the only marking on the belly.


There are 3 transverse rows of scales behind the head, while all other Crocodylus species have only 2 rows. This important field mark is only weakly represented, and placed too high. The 6 nucal scales were omitted. A narrower snout should have been sculpted without ridges in front of the eyes. In spite of the shortcomings, we can be glad to add this attractive species to our collections.

This figure is for sale by the Dinosaur Corporation .

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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2015, 12:05:20 PM »
Wow, I never thought there was a Mecistops cataphractus figure! :o 8) And, yes, the armor scutes behind the head and on the neck are key characters in identifying crocodile species (which is why I do not regard the Safari Ltd IC "Walking Crocodile" or "Saltwater Crocodile" as representing C. porosus).
« Last Edit: March 08, 2015, 12:05:36 PM by brontodocus »

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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2015, 03:17:22 PM »
Wow, I never thought there was a Mecistops cataphractus figure! :o 8) And, yes, the armor scutes behind the head and on the neck are key characters in identifying crocodile species (which is why I do not regard the Safari Ltd IC "Walking Crocodile" or "Saltwater Crocodile" as representing C. porosus).

Then what would it be?



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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2015, 03:51:46 PM »
(Nayab),
5 5/8 inches or 14.4 cm.

There are 3 transverse rows of scales behind the head, while all other Crocodylus species have only 2 rows. This important field mark is only weakly represented, and placed too high. The 6 nucal scales were omitted. A narrower snout should have been sculpted without ridges in front of the eyes. In spite of the shortcomings, we can be glad to add this attractive species to our collections.

is this the same Nayab croc, stemturtle?

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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2015, 05:33:29 PM »
Sauroid, the croc figures look the same. The color of mine is more green, but that might be the lighting.

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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2015, 05:37:48 PM »
Sauroid, the croc figures look the same. The color of mine is more green, but that might be the lighting.
thank you :)

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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2015, 09:17:29 AM »
Wow, I never thought there was a Mecistops cataphractus figure! :o 8) And, yes, the armor scutes behind the head and on the neck are key characters in identifying crocodile species (which is why I do not regard the Safari Ltd IC "Walking Crocodile" or "Saltwater Crocodile" as representing C. porosus).

Then what would it be?
Aw, sorry to be late... :-[ The arrangement of osteoderms is not really accurate. Instead of the six nuchal osteoderms and a transverse row of four just behind the head (which is present in all Crocodylus species except for C. porosus) the figure shows two transverse rows of four osteoderms. My interpretation is that the first of these two rows represents the four scutes behind the head present in the other Crocodylus species. It is not a 100% exact match, but I find C. niloticus looks most similar. Other than the neck scute issue the figure does look like C. porosus, though. However, in this respect the Colorata Saltwater Crocodile is much more accurate, it has the pack of six nuchal osteoderms and there is no additional row of four.

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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2016, 08:25:57 AM »
My Crocodilians


Figures:
CollectA Nile Crocodile
Schleich old Nile Crocodile
Safari Nile Crocodile
Safari Prehistoric Crocs Toob Sarcosuchus, Montealtosuchus, Postosuchus, Dakosaurus, Pristichampsus, Desmatosuchus, Champsosaurus.
Safari Prehistoric Sealife Toob Metriorhynchus
Animal Planet Crocodiles and Alligators box Crocodiles(the brown one in front, and the green one on the Schleichs back, I lost the rest when I was younger) Now retired
Animal Planet Safari Bin Crocodile(In front of the Sarcosuchus) also retired
Random Yellow Croc and grey Croc
Pewter Crocodile figurine



Figures:
Schleich Nile? Crocodile
Papo Indian Gharial
Schleich American Alligator
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Re: Crocodilia - crocodiles, alligators, caimans & gharials
« Reply #30 on: May 06, 2017, 07:10:36 AM »
my crocs:

made in china


Safari toob Alligator


3x Schleich, Procon and in the background Safari Ltd toob


Nayab,VEB Plaho,Colorata, Science and Nature, Britains Ltd - background all K&M


Playvisions


Papo ganges gharial



K&M nile crocodile



PNSO Siam crocodile



Yowies american crocodile