Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Alligator versus Crocodile: Distinguishing

Head Bumps
Another way the unpracticed eye can easily distinguish alligator leather is by counting the bumps on the back of the head. 
At the base of the head crocodilians have a pattern of bumps that is unique to each species.
Alligator     : 2-2-2 
Crocodiles : 4-2 
Caiman      : 4-4-2 

 Alligator : 2-2-2

Crocodile : 4-2

Caiman : 4-4-2

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