Tooth replacement graph from a longitudinal study of living ocellated lizard (Lacerta lepida), showing alternate waves of tooth replacement passing from back to front. Courtesy Editors of the Journal of Zoology, London. From Japari Library, the Kemono Friends Wiki, http://japari-library.com/w/index.php?title=Spectacled_Caiman&oldid=37002, About Japari Library, the Kemono Friends Wiki. The largest, the endangered American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) lives along rivers and estuaries and can grow up to 13 feet in length (~4 m; larger in some cases). Kingdom Class Poxvirus infection in the ventral abdominal skin of a farmed estuarine crocodile.
Figure 8.14. Spectacled caiman maintain a territory but this is loosely defended and they will often tolerate others entering this when there is enough food. C. crocodilus Compared to other viral agents, reports of poxviral infection in reptiles are relatively rare and emphasis appears to be on crocodilians.
Spectacled Caiman's old design has green hair with bunches and two yellow side franges. Figure 8.10. This family comprises the alligators and caimans.
Dentition of dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus). Dentition of American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) with mouth closed. First appearance The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a freshwater crocodile with males reaching up to 4 m in length. Following this initial description, multiple poxviral diseases have been recognized. Spectacled caimans use ‘eyeshine’ to detect their prey at night, which is the reflection of an object located quite far away. Replacement patterns were bilaterally symmetrical, and there was partial symmetry between patterns in the upper and lower jaws. Although most crocodylians are social animals, even sharing food, saltwater crocodiles are more territorial and less tolerant of their own kind. Of these, only SLPE is strongly linked with the virus (CP and LNS are covered in more detail at the end of this chapter). Latest appearance These are systemic lymphoproliferative syndrome with encephalitis (SLPE), conjunctivitis/pharyngitis (CP), and lymphonodular skin lesions (LNS). Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) In the smaller rivers, backwater bays and jungle ponds, the Spectacled Caiman is king of the jungle. 8.11). Conservation status Like any other viral agents, numerous strains of poxvirus appear to be present in crocodilians and are associated with distinct disease outcomes depending on the species involved.
8.9). In dry weather, when food is scarce, adults can then tackle small caimans.
Figure 8.15. The function of the nasal boss is unknown, but it is possibly used as a visual sex indicator, as a sound resonator, or for bubbling or other associated sexual behaviors.