Crocodylus rhombifer •

Crocodylus rhombifer

Crocodylus rhombifer NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Crocodylus rhombifer ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. The Cuban crocodile is a small-medium species of crocodile found only in Cuba. Typical length is 2.1–2.3 m and typical weight 70–80 kg. Large males can reach as much as 3.5 m in length and weigh more than 215 kg. Despite its modest size, it is a highly aggressive animal, and potentially dangerous to humans.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.Evolution. Crocodylus species originated from an ancestor in the Indo-Pacific region between 9 million years ago and 16 million years ago. They radiated into Africa between 8 million years ago and 12 million years ago. This was followed between 4 million years ago to 8 million years ago by a trans-Atlantic migration to the Americas .

Detailed information
Full Name: Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Reptiles
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/02/1970 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Cuban crocodile, Wherever found is known to occur: Cuba
Federal register documents
Citation Page
06/02/1970 35 FR 8491 8498 Part 17 - Conservation of Endangered Species and Other Fish or Wildlife (First List of Endangered Foreign Fish and Wildlife as Appendix A)
04/14/1970 35 FR 6069 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Endangered Species Conservation); 35 FR 6069
No recovery information is available for the Cuban crocodile.
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