Caiman crocodilus yacare Daudin, 1802

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum


  • Title: Caiman crocodilus yacare Daudin, 1802
  • State province: Patagonia
  • Specific epithet: crocodilus
  • Scientific name authorship: Daudin, 1802
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Order: Crocodylia
  • Locality: Chubut
  • Latest period or highest system: Paleogene
  • Latest era or highest erathem: Cenozoic
  • Latest epoch or Highest series: Paleocene
  • Latest eon or highest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Infraspecific epithet: yacare
  • Identified by: Dr. Zulma Gasparini; Gasparini
  • Identification Qualifier: Gasparini says caiman in a comment left with the specimens.
  • Higher geography: South America; Argentina; Patagonia; Chubut
  • Higher classification: Animalia; Chordata; Vertebrata; Reptilia; Crocodylia; Crocodylidae
  • Genus: Caiman
  • Family: Crocodylidae
  • Earliest period or lowest system: Paleogene
  • Earliest era or lowest erathem: Cenozoic
  • Earliest epoch or lowest series: Paleocene
  • Earliest eon or Lowest eonothem: Phanerozoic
  • Country: Argentina
  • Continent: South America
  • Class: Reptilia