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[National Geographic] Orinoco Crocodile (오리노코악어) latin dict size=1   common dict size=371
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[National Geographic] Orinoco Crocodile (오리노코악어)

Orinoco River Basin, South America
Robert Caputo

“For handbags, belts, and shoes, Orinoco crocodiles in South America were hunted ruthlessly for decades. By the mid-1960s they had been nearly wiped out in the Orinoco River Basin of Venezuela and Colombia. In 1976 hunting was banned, but the damage was done: A census found fewer than 300 animals. Conservationists and scientists have worked hard to bring back this beleaguered reptile, which can exceed 20 feet [6 meters] in length. Four captive breeding centers in Venezuela have reared and released more than 1,300 crocodiles into the Orinoco and its tributaries since 1990."

???From “Earth Almanac,” April 1998, National Geographic magazine

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Scientific Name: Crocodylus intermedius Graves, 1819
Common Names:
English – Orinoco Crocodile
French – Crocodile de l'Orénoque
Spanish – Cocodrilo del Orinoco
German – Orinokokrokodil
Crocodilus intermedius GRAVES 1819
Crocodilus journei BORY 1824
Crocodilus Journei — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836
Mecistops bathyrhynchus COPE 1861
Crocodylus intermedius — WERMUTH & MERTENS 1977
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