NEOTROPICAL Tropical Freshwater
reptiles

The reptiles of the tropical freshwater flooded grasslands and wetlands of South and Central America...

Order Crocodilia

Family Alligatoridae

This family includes the alligators and caimans.

Subfamily Caimaninae: Caimans

A young Caiman (Pantanal, Brazil). These crocodilians are generally much safer to approach than their  Australasian or African relatives, as they (usually) don't see us people as prey. 

Caiman yacare, 'Jacaré' (Portuguese) 'Yacare Caiman', (Hotel Pantanal Mato Grosso, Brazil).

Order Squamata: Lizards and Snakes

Family Colubridae

perhaps Philodryas?, (South American) 'Green Snakes'. (Hotel Pantanal Mato Grosso, Brazil).


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.