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Smooth-Fronted Caiman
Paleosuchus trigonatus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
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Order: Crocodilia
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Family: Alligatoridae
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Genus: Paleosuchus
Species: P. trigonatus
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Description: It is also known as the Schneider's Dwarf Caiman or as the Schneider's Smooth-Fronted Caiman. It is the second-smallest species of Caimans. It can measure 3.9 to 5.2 feet in length on average and weigh 20 and 44 pounds. It can grow to measure 7.5 feet in length and weigh as much as 79 pounds.

Location: South America (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela).

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April 2017