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Caiman crocodilus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174370

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Common Caiman [English]
 
    Spectacled Caiman [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  
                            FamilyAlligatoridae  – Caimans, Alligators  
                               GenusCaiman Spix, 1825 – Caimans  
                                  SpeciesCaiman crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Caiman, Spectacled Caiman  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Caiman crocodilus apaporiensis Medem, 1955 – Apaporis River Caiman 
                                     Subspecies Caiman crocodilus chiapasius (Bocourt, 1876)  
                                     Subspecies Caiman crocodilus crocodilus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Common Caiman 
                                     Subspecies Caiman crocodilus fuscus (Cope, 1868) – Brown Caiman 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index, 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: Caiman crocodilus   
       
  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: Caiman crocodilus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus   
       
  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: Caiman crocodilus, Spectacled Caiman [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)   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus, Common Caiman [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   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus   
       
  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: Caiman crocodilus   
       
  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: Caiman crocodilus   
       

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

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: CITES: Appendix II listed under Crocodylia except the subspecies included in Appendix I, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
 

 

   

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