Scientific name: Paleosuchus palpebrosus

Family name: Alligatoridae

Classification: Reptilia

Group Name: Congregation or nest when young

IUCN status: Least concern

Lifespan: 20-60 years

Weight: 6 – 7kg

Body length: 1.2 -1.7 meters

Top speed: Unknown

Diet: Carnivore:  Fish, amphibians, small mammals, birds, crabs, shrimp, molluscs, and other invertebrates. Juveniles eat less fish, but also consume crustaceans, tadpoles, frogs, snails, and invertebrates.

Habitat: Predominately forested riverine habitats and areas of the flooded forest around lakes. 

Range: Northern and central South America.