Crocodiles of Costa Rica

This topic submitted by Elizabeth Nellums ( nellumek@miamioh.edu) at 1:18 AM on 4/7/03.

Amy and Jennifer at the Skywalk in Monteverde. See other pictures from Costa Rica.

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Outline:
I. Physical/physiological characteristics of crocodiles in Costa Rica
II. Descriptions of behavior and psychology
III. Extension: how the behavior facilitates requirements
IV. requirements of a crocodile ecosystem
V. current state of crocodile population, habitats
VI. Costa Rica’s history with crocodiles
VII. larger-scale history of crocodiles
VIII. outlook for Costa Rican crocodiles
IX. global outlook for crocodiles
X. reccomendation

Species Accounts of Costa Rica -
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herpetology/act-plan/cacut.htm

Field Biological Report: Select Herps of Costa Rica -
http://www.nd.edu/~dwillia6/costa/Bio340_OtherResources_Herps.html

Crocodilian Species List: Crocodylus acutus
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/NATSCI/HERPETOLOGY/brittoncrocs/csp_cacu.htm#dist
and Caiman crocodilus
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/herpetology/brittoncrocs/csp_ccro.htm

Duellman, William E.(2003). The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF COSTA RICA. 1, 205-207.
Kricher, J. 1999. A Neotropical Companion. Princeton U. Press, New Jersey. 451 p.

Janzen, D.H. 1995. Costa Rican Natural History. Chicago Press, Chicago. 816 p.


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