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Caiman crocodilus fuscus  (Cope, 1868)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 845141

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Brown Caiman [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  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  
                                     SubspeciesCaiman 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 fuscus    
       
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  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   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: Online edition ISSN is 1175-5334: http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/   
  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus fuscus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): King, F. W., and R. L. Burke, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1989   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Crocodilian, Tuatara, and Turtle Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference   
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  Publisher: Association of Systematics Collections   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-942924-15-0   
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  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus fuscus   
       
  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   
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus fuscus, Brown Caiman [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Venegas-Anaya, M., A.J. Crawford, A.H.E. Galván, O.I. Sanjur, L.D. Densmore III, and E. Bermingham  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Mitochondrial DNA Phylogeography of Caiman crocodilus in Mesoamerica and South America   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, vol. 309A, iss. 10   
  Page(s): 614-627   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-104X   
  Notes: Special Issue: Crocodylian Genetics and Biology   
  Reference for: Caiman crocodilus fuscus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: South America  
    Middle America  
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: US ESA: Listed Threatened due to similarity of appearance, as published in Federal Register Volume 65, Number 87, Pages 25867 - 25881, May 04, 2000  
 

 

   

 
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