Specimen Information

Caiman crocodilus
Caiman crocodilus
(Common Caiman)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Exotic

Specimen ID115832
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusCaiman
Speciescrocodilus
Common NameCommon Caiman
StateVA
CountyFairfax
LocalityLake Fairfax Park
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Catoctin
HUC8 Number02070008
Map
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Collection Month10
Collection Year1972
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:12134
Author:D'Alessandro, S., and C.H. Ernst
Date:1995
Title:Additional geographic records for reptiles in Virginia.
Journal:Herpetological Review
Volume:26
Issue:4
Pages:212-214
Commentsapparently been a resident of the lake most of the summer, based on observations by park personnel
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalGeorge Mason University
Museum Cat NumberGMU 709
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size91 cm SVL


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