The dwarf caiman is widespread across northern South America.
Adapted from www.d-maps.com according to IUCN fact sheet. Click here or on map for detailed distribution (IUCN).
Flooded forests and forest streams are preferred habitats of the dwarf caiman.
Dwarf caimans can tolerate cooler temperatures compared to other tropical crocodilians.
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