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Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
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[Photo] Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus). Brauen-Glattstirnkaiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus). Fotograf: Factumquintus (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Factumquintus). Datum: 30. April 2005.
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The Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
) is a crocodilian reptile
from northern South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam and Venezuela. It lives primarily near fast stretches of stream, but also lives in nutrient-deficient waters.
It is also the smallest species of the alligatoridae
family reaching up to 1.5 meters of length. Juvenile dwarf caiman
s eat invertebrates, while adult caiman
s eat both fish and invertebrates. It uses burrows as shelter during the day. It lays eggs on a mounded nest which hatch in about three months.
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