About this object

Attain a medium adult length of 1.5 meters, though the maximum recorded length for this species is 1.9 meters. Adults are a uniform black on their backs and sides with a yellowish underside with black patches. Juveniles have a lighter brown banding on body and tails and yellow patterns on the head.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Osteolaemus tetraspis Cope, 1861
  • Classification
  • Common name
    African Dwarf Crocodile
  • Collector
    M L Benson
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Cameroon: Muyuka
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 8
Object view = Natural Science
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