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Caiman yacare  (Daudin, 1801)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 551772

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Crocodilus yacare Daudin, 1801
 
    Jacaretinga punctulatus Spix, 1825
 
    Champsa vallifrons Natterer, 1840
 
    Jacare longiscutata Gray, 1862
 
    Jacare ocellata Gray, 1862
 
    Jacare multiscutata Gray, 1867
 
    Caiman crocodilus matogrossoiensis Fuchs, 1971
 
    Caiman crocodilus paraguayiensis Fuchs, 1971
 
  Common Name(s): Yacare Caiman [English]
 
    jacare [Spanish]
 
    Panama Caiman [English]
 
    Jacare Caiman [English]
 
    Paraguayan Caiman [English]
 
    Piranha Caiman [English]
 
    Red Caiman [English]
 
    Southern 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 yacare (Daudin, 1801) – Yacare Caiman, jacare, Panama Caiman, Jacare Caiman, Paraguayan Caiman, Piranha Caiman, Red Caiman, Southern Spectacled Caiman  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Subspecies Caiman yacare medemi Donoso-Barros, 1974  
                                     Subspecies Caiman yacare yacare (Daudin, 1801)  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Caiman yacare    
       
  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, Genčve, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Caiman yacare   
       
  Source: Reptile Database (Nov 2021), website (version Nov-2021)  
  Acquired: 2021   
  Notes: Uetz, P., Freed, P, Aguilar, R. & Hosek, J. (eds.) (2021) The Reptile Database, http://www.reptile-database.org, accessed 12 Dec 2021   
  Reference for: Caiman yacare, Yacare Caiman [English]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Escobedo-Galván, Armando H., Fabio G. Cupul-Magańa, and Julián A. Velasco  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Misconceptions about the taxonomy and distribution of Caiman crocodilus chiapasius and C. crocodilus fuscus (Reptilia: Crocodylia: Alligatoridae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, issue 3015   
  Page(s): 66-68   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: Online edition ISSN is 1175-5334: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/   
  Reference for: Caiman yacare   
       
  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 yacare   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Reclassification of Yacare Caiman in South America From Endangered to Threatened, and the Listing of Two Other Caiman Species as Threatened by Reason of Similarity of Appearance   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 65, no. 87   
  Page(s): 25867-25881   
  Publisher:    
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caiman yacare   
       
  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: Caiman yacare   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: South America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: CITES: Appendix II listed under Crocodylia, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  
    US ESA: Change in status from Endangered to Threatened, as published in Federal Register Volume 65, Number 87, Pages 25867 - 25881, May 04, 2000  
 

 

   

 
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