CUVIER'S DWARF CAIMAN

Species name:

Paleosuchus palpebrosus

Description: 

Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) is a small crocodilian from northern and central South America in the alligator family. It lives in riverine forests, flooded forests beside lakes and fast flowing rivers. it is not only the smallest extant species but also the smallest crocodilians. Its average weight is around 6-7 kg. they are sometimes kept in captivity as pets and are also referred as wedge head caiman.

Conservation Status: 

Lower risk/ Least concern

Geographic Range:

Northern and central South America- Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, 
Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela