<p><span class="taxon"><em>Caiman crocodilus</em></span>, the spectacled, common, or brown caiman, is a crocodilian native to northern South America, Central America, and certain parts of the Caribbean. They are native to the following countries: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela. They have been introduced into Florida, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.<span> (Bartlett and Bartlett, 2003; Crocodile Specialist Group, 1996; Kohler, 2003; Ross, 1989; University of Southern Mississippi, 2009)</span></p> <p><strong>Biogeographic Regions: </strong>Nearctic; Nearctic :: Introduced; Neotropical; Neotropical :: Native</p>
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