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Osteolaemus tetraspis  Cope, 1861
Taxonomic Serial No.: 202204

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): African Dwarf Crocodile [English]
    Dwarf Crocodile [English]
    West African Dwarf Crocodile [English]
    Broad-nosed Crocodile [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderCrocodilia  – crocodilo, jacaré, Crocodilians, crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gavials  
                            FamilyCrocodylidae  – Crocodiles  
                               GenusOsteolaemus Cope, 1861 – Dwarf Crocodiles  
                                  SpeciesOsteolaemus tetraspis Cope, 1861 – African Dwarf Crocodile, Dwarf Crocodile, West African Dwarf Crocodile, Broad-nosed Crocodile  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni (Schmidt, 1919) – Congo Dwarf Crocodile 
                                     Subspecies Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis Cope, 1862 – African Dwarf Crocodile, Dwarf Crocodile, West African Dwarf Crocodile, Broad-nosed Crocodile 

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis    
  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 or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis   
  Source: U. S. Dept. Interior, database (version 1)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis   
  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   
  Publisher: Association of Systematics Collections   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-942924-15-0   
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  



  Comment: CITES: Appendix I adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  



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