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Caiman crocodilus
Caiman crocodilus
Common Caiman
Photographer: George W. Robinson
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0091 3183 0938 0019 (2001-03-07)

Copyright © 2001 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Mar 1, 1958
  • location   not provided
  • notes   baby
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 15153
  • photo category: Animal - Reptile

  • common names   Common Caiman (ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Sam Bacchini    Dec 17, 2001

    Action: changed name from "Alligator mississippiensis" to "Caiman crocodilus "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Species misidentified. Juvenile A. mississippiensis are black with yellow bands, not brown with black bands. Additionally, A. mississippiensis lacks the infraorbital ridge that is clearly visible in the individuals in this photo. This ridge is one of the key diagnostic characters of Caiman crocodilus.

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