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Broad-snouted Caiman

(Caiman latirostris)

 

Category: Reptiles

 

 

This broad-snouted caiman is found in Eastern and Central South America and prefers still or slow-moving waters such as swamps, freshwater marshes, and even man-made cow ponds. They eat a highly varied diet consisting of invertebrates, fish, birds, other reptiles, and even fruit. This reptile does not have sex chromosomes – the ratio of males to females in a clutch of eggs is dependent on temperature during incubation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad-snouted_caiman

http://crocodilian.com/cnhc/csp_clat.htm

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Sauropsida
Order - Crocodilia
Family - Alligatoridae
Genus - Caiman
Species - C. latirostris

 
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