List of Alligators, Caimans and Crocodiles of Trinidad and Tobago
List of Alligators, Caimans and Crocodiles (Order: Crocodylia)
Family: Alligatoridae - Alligators and Caimans
Family: Alligatoridae - Alligators and Caimans
Alligators have mandibular teeth that fit inside the upper jaw so that no teeth are visible when the mouth is closed which distiuguish the members of this family from other crocodilian families. Members of this family have been extensively hunted for their skins. The family has four living genera which hold about eight species. One species occurs in Trinidad and Tobago.
Scientific Name
Local Name
Trinidad
Tobago
Caiman crocodilus crocodilus
Alligator, babiche, caiman
X
X

Source: Murphy, John C. (1997), Amphibians and Reptiles of Trinidad and Tobago
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