Dwarf Crocodile   CROCODILE
Dwarf Crocodile
Dwarf Crocodile
Steve Grenard
Scientific Name:
Osteolaemus tetraspis
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
2 subspecies endangered: Congo Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni), African Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis)
Group:
Reptiles
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: June 14, 1976
VU-IUCN: 1996
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
West Africa and the Congo R. Drainage
 
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Facts Summary:
The Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "reptiles" and found in the following area(s): West Africa and the Congo R. Drainage. This species is also known by the following name(s): 2 subspecies endangered: Congo Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni), African Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis tetraspis).

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