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Cuvier’s dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) is the smallest kind of crocodile in the world!

To make up for their small size they have a strong defence to protect them from predation. Their thick scales form an armour like defence and are lined with boney plating underneath for extra protection!

They have a few predators in the wild, namely jaguars, green anacondas and boa constrictors.

Type

Reptile

What do they eat?

Fish, frogs and small mammals

Size

1.5m

Water Type

Fresh water

Where are we?

South America

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