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Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni  (Schmidt, 1919)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 202206

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Congo Dwarf 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  
                               GenusOsteolaemus Cope, 1861 – Dwarf Crocodiles  
                                  SpeciesOsteolaemus tetraspis Cope, 1861 – African Dwarf Crocodile, Dwarf Crocodile, West African Dwarf Crocodile, Broad-nosed Crocodile  
                                     SubspeciesOsteolaemus tetraspis osborni (Schmidt, 1919) – Congo Dwarf Crocodile  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni   
       
  Source: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program, website (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/   
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered Status for 159 Taxa of Animals   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 41, no. 115   
  Page(s): 21062-24067   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wermuth, H. and R. Mertens  
  Publication Date: 1961   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Schildkroten, Krokodile Bruckenechsen   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher: VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag, Jena   
  Publication Place: Germany   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Listed as Endangered under U.S. Endangered Species Act  
    US ESA: Listed Endangered as Osteolaemu tetraspis osborni, as published in Federal Register Volume 41, Number 115, Pages 21062 - 24067, June 14, 1976  
 

 

   

 
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