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Crocodylus intermedius (Orinoco crocodile)

Synonyms: Crocodilus intermedius; Crocodilus journei; Mecistops bathyrhynchus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) is a critically endangered crocodile. Its population is very small and it can only be found in freshwater environments in Colombia and Venezuela, in particular the Orinoco River and its tributaries. Extensively hunted for their skins in the 19th and 20th centuries, this species is one of the most critically endangered species of crocodiles. It is a very large species, in fact the largest species of crocodilian and predator in the Americas.
View Wikipedia Record: Crocodylus intermedius

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Crocodylus intermedius

Attributes

Gestation [1]  70 days
Litter Size [1]  40
Maximum Longevity [2]  22 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Llanos Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Orinoco Delta swamp forests Venezuela, Guyana Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cinaruco-Capanaparo National Park II 1664173 Venezuela  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dallas World Aquarium
Ellen Trout Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
Parque Recreativo y Zool. Piscilago
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Range Map

Colombia, Venezuela, Lesser Antilles (Grenada), Trinidad ?, Tobago ?;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Thorbjarnarson, JB & Hernández, G (1993). Reproductive ecology of the Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) in Venezuela. I. Nesting ecology and egg and clutch relationships. J. Herpetology 27(4): 363-370 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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