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The status of Caiman crocodilus crocodilus and Melanosuchus niger populations in the Amazonian regions of Brazil

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Investigations were conducted throughout the Amazonian regions of Brazil to determine the distribution and status of Caiman c. crocodilus populations. Observations were made on the occurrence of Melanosuchus niger populations. Population data for river and lake/pond habitats are reported for 39 localities. Data suggest Caiman populations may be depleted in many regions. Melanosuchus populations are fragmented and have been extirpated from eight localities which had recent populations. Amazonian caiman populations are subject to increased human predation, environmental contamination with heavy metals, habitat modification, and lack of effective protection for wild populations.

Affiliations: 1: Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center, NYZS The Wildlife Conservation Society, 830 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10021, USA; 2: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Depart. Ecologia, CXP 478, 69.000, Manaus-AM, Brazil; 3: Rua Voluntarios da Patria 3714, CEP 02402, São Paulo, SP., Brazil


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