The discovery of Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman, Paleosuchus palpebrosus (Reptilia: Alligatoridae) in Trinidad

Authors

  • Saiyaad H. Ali The Serpentarium, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nalini Rampersad-Ali The Serpentarium, Trinidad and Tobago
  • John C. Murphy Science and Education, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL USA 60605

Abstract

During a herpetofaunal survey of the South Central District of Trinidad,  a team led by SHA and two field assistants Daryl Abraham and Darius Baldeo, discovered a specimen of Cuvier’s Dwarf Caiman Paleosuchus palpebrosus. These are the first reports of this species for Trinidad and Tobago.

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2016-12-31

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Nature Notes