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Cayman

Cayman, crocodilian of South America, notably of the Amazon basin. The dwarf cayman is up to 4 ft (1 m) long but the black cayman may grow to 15 ft (4–1/2 m). Similar to alligators, caymans can be distinguished by bony plates on the underside.

See also: Crocodile; Alligator.

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