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Crocodylus moreletii  Duméril and Bibron, 1851
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174362

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Morelet's Crocodile [English]
 
    Cocodrilo de Moreleti [Spanish]
 
    Belize Crocodile [English]
 
    Central American Crocodile [English]
 
       
  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 moreletii Duméril and Bibron, 1851 – Morelet's Crocodile, Cocodrilo de Moreleti, Belize Crocodile, Central American Crocodile  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Crocodylus moreletii    
       
  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 moreletii   
       
  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 moreletii   
       
  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 de Moreleti[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus moreletii   
       
  Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program, website (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/   
  Reference for: Crocodylus moreletii   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Duméril, A. M. C. in Duméril, A. M. C. and A. M. A. Duméril  
  Publication Date: 1851   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue Méthodique de la Collection des Reptiles du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris   
  Page(s): iv + 224   
  Publisher: Gide et Baudry   
  Publication Place: Paris, France   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: original description   
       
  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 moreletii   
       
  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 moreletii   
       
  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   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus moreletii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1974   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taking, Possession, Transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 39, no. 3   
  Page(s): 1158-1185   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus moreletii   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition and Proposed Rule To Remove the Morelet's Crocodile From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 76, no. 81   
  Page(s): 23650-23683   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Crocodylus moreletii   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Listed as Endangered under U.S. Endangered Species Act  
    US ESA: Listed Endangered, included in the U.S. List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife, as published in Federal Register Volume 39, Number 3, Pages 1158 - 1185, January 04, 1974  
    CITES: Appendix I adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    CITES: Appendix II for the population of Belize and Mexico, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    US ESA: Proposed removal from list because recovered, as published in Federal Register Volume 76, Number 81, Pages 23650 - 23683, April 27, 2011  
 

 

   

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