American Crocodile Historic Range

May 13, 2010 (Last modified May 12, 2011)
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The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) ranges from southern Florida through the Caribbean islands, and from Mexico through Central America to Peru. It inhabits brackish and freshwater habitats, preferring mangrove-lined coasts. In October 2002, Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Florida held a workshop in Gainesville, Florida to establish the current range and conservation priorities for this species. Thirty-nine experts from across the crocodile's range contributed to this effort. This layer represents the historical range of the American crocodile approximately 100 - 150 years ago, as determined by the experts who attended the workshop.
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Wildlife Conservation Society (http://wcs.org/gisdata )
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Thorbjarnarson J., Mazzotti F., Sanderson E., Buitrago F., Lazcano M., Minkowski K., Muniz M., Ponce P., Sigler L., Soberon R., Trelancia A.M., Velasco A.. 2006. Regional habitat conservation priorities for the American crocodile. Biological conservation 128 (2006) 25-36.
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Wildlife Conservation Society
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  • John Thorbjarnarsson
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If used, please cite: Thorbjarnarson J., Mazzotti F., Sanderson E., Buitrago F., Lazcano M., Minkowski K., Muniz M., Ponce P., Sigler L., Soberon R., Trelancia A.M., Velasco A.. 2006. Regional habitat conservation priorities for the American crocodile. Biological conservation 128 (2006) 25-36.
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