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Crocodylus acutus  Cuvier, 1807
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174361

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Crocodilus floridanus Hornaday, 1875
 
  Common Name(s): American Crocodile [English]
 
    Cocodrilo americano [Spanish]
 
    caiman de la costa [Spanish]
 
    Central American alligator [English]
 
    cocodrilo [Spanish]
 
    lagarto [Spanish]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderCrocodilia  – crocodilo, jacaré, Crocodilians, crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gavials  
                            FamilyCrocodylidae  – Crocodiles  
                               GenusCrocodylus Laurenti, 1768 – Crocodiles  
                                  SpeciesCrocodylus acutus Cuvier, 1807 – American Crocodile, Cocodrilo americano, caiman de la costa, Central American alligator, cocodrilo, lagarto  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 2 History of CITES listings, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at http://www.cites.org/eng/resources/pub/checklist11/index.html or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Cocodrilo americano[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Source: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians ..., ed. 6.1, website (version 6.1)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Boundy, J., F. Burbrink, J. Campbell, B. Crother, K. de Quiroz, D. Frost, R. Highton, J. Iverson, F. Kraus, R. McDiarmid, J. Mendelson III, P. Meylen, R. Pyron, T. Reeder, M. Seidel, S. Tilley and D. Wake (Crother, B., ed.). Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, With Comments Regarding Confidence In Our Understanding. Edition 6.1, Last updated: 24 May 2011. Available at http://www.ssarherps.org/pages/comm_names/Index.php   
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus, American Crocodile [English]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
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  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus, American Crocodile [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): King, F. W., and R. L. Burke, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1989   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Crocodilian, Tuatara, and Turtle Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher: Association of Systematics Collections   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-942924-15-0   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Meganathan, P.R., Bhawna Dubey, Mark A. Batzer, David A. Ray, Ikramul Haque  
  Publication Date: 2010   
  Article/Chapter Title: Molecular phylogenetic analyses of genus Crocodylus (Eusuchia, Crocodylia, Crocodylidae) and the taxonomic position of Crocodylus porosus   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 57, no. 1   
  Page(s): 393-402   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Listing With Endangered Status for the American Crocodile Throughout Its Range and the Saltwater Crocodile Exclusive of the Papua New Guinea Population   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 44, no. 244   
  Page(s): 75074-75076   
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  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 2007   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of the American Crocodile Distinct Population Segment in Florida From Endangered to Threatened   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 72, no. 53   
  Page(s): 13027-13041   
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  Reference for: Crocodylus acutus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Middle America  
    Caribbean  
    South America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Banks et al. (2003) note: Endangered throughout range  
    CITES: Appendix I adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    CITES: Appendix II for the population of Cuba, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    US ESA: Listed Endangered except where listed Threatened in the Florida Distinct Population Segment, as published in Federal Register Volume 44, Number 244, Pages 75074 - 75076, December 18, 1979  
    US ESA: The Florida distinct population segment change in status from Endangered to Threatened, as published in Federal Register Volume 72, Number 53, Pages 13027 - 13041, March 20, 2007  
 

 

   

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