Scientific name: Paleosuchus palpebrosus

Family name: Alligatoridae

Classification: Reptilia

Group Name: Bask or nest when young.

IUCN status: Least concern

Lifespan: 20-40 years

Weight: 7 – 40kg

Body length: 1 – 2 meters

Top speed: 30mph

Diet: Carnivore:   Insects, snails, crabs, shrimps, fish, lizards, snakes, turtles, mammals, and birds.

Habitat: Rivers and lowland wetlands, favouring areas with still waters.

Range: Columbia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela.