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osteolaemus tetraspis osborni

Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni

Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni 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.  The second subspecies has had a somewhat convoluted taxonomicalhistory.

ITIS Reports — Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni 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.  this may be due to the fact that Osteolaemus has a similar ecology the dwarf caimans.

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. The dwarf crocodile, also known as the African dwarf crocodile, broad-snouted crocodile or bony crocodile, is an African crocodile that is also the smallest extant species of crocodile. Sampling has identified three genetically distinct populations. Some feel that the findings should elevate the subspecies to full species status.  A second morphological form, discovered in the upper Congo River Basin, was described as a new genus

Detailed information
Full Name: Congo Dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis osborni)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Reptiles
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/14/1976 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
No recovery information is available for the Congo Dwarf crocodile.
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