Purussaurus Giant Caiman

A giant caiman hunting a large elephant.

Giant caiman is a species of caiman that is indigenous to the marshlands, swamps, subtropical rainforests, and tropical rainforests of South America. It is a hypercarnivore that normally feeds on wide varieties of prey animals, including large fish, large crustaceans, frogs, turtles, tortoises, smaller crocodilians, lizards, wadding/shore birds, small-medium-sized land mammals, river dolphins, and carrion, but can also prey on elephants and whale caimans sometimes. It is also among the largest of the modern crocodilians, ranging from about 7 meters to about 12 meters in length and from about 5 tons to about 8 tons, depending on a species.
Giant Caiman
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Crocodilia
  • Family: Alligatoridae
  • Subfamily: Caimaninae
  • Genus: Purussaurus
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