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Common Caiman
Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Crocodilia »  family Alligatoridae »  genus Caiman

Scientific synonyms

Alligator sclerops Duméril & Bibron, 1836
Caiman sclerops Schneider, 1801
Crocodilus sclerops Schneider, 1801
Lacerta crocodilus Linnaeus, 1758 o

IUCN category:Least Concern

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758) - Jaguar

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Caiman crocodilus apaporiensis Medem, 1955 - Apaporis River Caiman
subspecies Caiman crocodilus chiapasius (Bocourt, 1876)
subspecies Caiman crocodilus crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Caiman

Caiman crocodilus crocodilus - Common Caiman

subspecies Caiman crocodilus fuscus (Cope, 1868) - Brown Caiman

Caiman crocodilus fuscus - Brown Caiman


Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [46584]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Caiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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