Osteolaemus tetraspis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Osteolaemus tetraspis
Species Authority: Cope, 1861
Common Name(s):
English African Dwarf Crocodile, West African Dwarf Crocodile
French Crocodile à nuque cuirassée, Crocodile à front large, Crocodile nain Africain
Spanish Cocodrilo Chico Africano

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crocodile Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Angola (Angola); Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Terrestial nest sites and basking areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Crocodile Specialist Group 1996. Osteolaemus tetraspis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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