Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Crocodylia Alligatoridae

Scientific Name: Paleosuchus palpebrosus
Species Authority: (Cuvier, 1807)
Common Name(s):
English Dwarf Caiman, Cuvier's Smooth-fronted Caiman
Crocodilus palpebrosus Cuvier, 1807

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crocodile Specialist Group
Widespread and remains locally abundant although quantitative data on trends is lacking.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Crocodile Specialist Group. 1996. Paleosuchus palpebrosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T46587A11062803. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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