Cuvier's dwarf caiman

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A Cuvier's dwarf caiman

The Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus), also called a musky caiman and dwarf caiman, is a genus of Caiman native to northern and central South America. They are the smallest living crocodilians in South America.[1] They live in freshwater lakes. It was first described by the French zoologist, Georges Cuvier, in 1807.[2] They grew up to 1.4 metres (4 ft 7 in) long for males and 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in) long for females. Cuvier's dwarf caiman weigh between 6 kilograms (13 lb) and 7 kilograms (15 lb).[2] They live up to 40 years.[2]

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  1. "The Cuvier's dwarf caiman or Musky caiman". Networked Organisms. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman". About Animals. Retrieved January 16, 2017.

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