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Melanosuchus niger

Melanosuchus niger (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subdivisio: Pseudosuchia
Superordo: Crocodylomorpha
Ordo: Crocodilia
Subordo: Eusuchia

Familia: Alligatoridae
Subfamilia: Caimaninae
Genus: Melanosuchus
Species: Melanosuchus niger
Name

Melanosuchus niger (Spix, 1825)

Type locality: "Fluminis Amazonium et Solimoens", Brazil

Holotype: Syntypes: ZSM 3,0; ZSM 2480,0; ZSM 3039,0
Synonyms

Caiman niger Spix, 1825
Melanosuchus niger — King & Burke, 1989
Caiman niger — Poe, 1996
Melanosuchus niger — Zug et al., 2001

References

Spix, J. B. von 1825. "Animalia nova sive species nova lacertarum quas in itinere per Brasiliam annis MDCCCXVII-MDCCCXX jussu et auspicius Maximiliani Josephi I Bavariae Regis suscepto collegit et descripsit" Dr. J. B. de Spix. Lipsiae: T. O. Weigel; F. S. Hübschmanni, Monachii, 26 pp.
[1] Listed animal in CITES Appendix I
Melanosuchus niger at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 17 August 2009.
IUCN: Melanosuchus niger (Spix, 1825) (Conservation Dependent)
Melanosuchus niger (Spix, 1825) – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
беларуская: Чорны кайман
български: Черен кайман
Deutsch: Mohrenkaiman
English: Black Caiman
español: Caimán negro
suomi: Suokaimaani
français: Caïman noir
עברית: קיימן שחור
magyar: Fekete kajmán
italiano: Melanosuchus niger
日本語: クロカイマン
Nederlands: Zwarte kaaiman
polski: Kajman czarny
português: Jacaré-açu
русский: Чёрный кайман
svenska: Svart kajman

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