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Common or Spectacled Caiman with South American False Coral Snake


RCIN 921218

The Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) is found in many parts of South America. This illustration was included, along with that of the Golden Tegu, in a series of additional plates to an edition of the Metamorphosis issued after Merian’s death.

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