The dwarf crocodile is a small, short snouted, heavily armored species found in Africa's jungle regions. They are more terrestrial than most crocs, and some have been found in pools in savanna areas, where they dig burrows for refuge when the weather gets dry. Dwarf crocs spend their days in the water, occasionally hiding under tree roots, but emerge at night to forage on land.
The skin of dwarf crocodiles makes very poor quality leather and poses no danger to humans, but it is often hunted for its meat. It is still common through most of its range.
Dwarf crocodiles reach a maximum size of Small. Their boney hide gives them extra armor.
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