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Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
16.67%
1 16.67%
Alligator Snapping Turtle
83.33%
5 83.33%
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Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman v Alligator Snapping Turtle
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Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman - Paleosuchus palpebrosus
The Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) is a small caiman from northern and central South America. This species is found in countries like Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname,Peru and Venezuela. They are semi aquatic creatures and can cover large distances on land. They prefer as their habitat swamp areas, ponds, and lakes. They are believed to be the most primitive species of crocodilian. They are covered by heavy scales in the back and also in the belly, these serve as an added protection because of their small size. Their skin is very tough and is therefore considered of poor quality when compared to other crocodilian species. They are also known by other names like, Cuvier's smooth-fronted caiman and Musky caiman. Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman are the smallest crocodilian species. They are between 1.2 and 1.5 m (3.9 - 4.9 ft) in length and they weigh between 6 and 7 kgs (13.2 - 15.4 lbs). 

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Alligator Snapping Turtle - Macrochelys temminckii
The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is one of the largest freshwater turtles in the world. It is a larger relative of the Common Snapping Turtle. The epithet temminckii is in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck. he Alligator Snapping Turtle is characterized by a large, heavy head, and a long, thick shell with three dorsal ridges of large scales (osteoderms) giving it a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs. They can be immediately distinguished from the Common Snapping Turtle by the three distinct rows of spikes and raised plates on the carapace, whereas the Common Snapping Turtle has a smoother carapace. They are a solid gray, brown, black, or olive-green in color, and often covered with algae. They have radiating yellow patterns around the eyes, serving to break up the outline of the eye and keep the turtle camouflaged. Their eyes are also surrounded by a star-shaped arrangement of fleshy filamentous "eyelashes." Males are typically larger than females. 88 adult alligator snapping turtles averaged 21.05 kg (46.4 lb), 92 averaged 19.72 kg (43.5 lb), and 249 averaged 13.5 kg (30 lb). Usually very old males comprise the specimens that weigh in excess of 45 kg (99 lb) per most population studies.

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(04-15-2019, 06:32 AM)Sky Lemon Panther Wrote: Dwarf caiman or Chinese alligator vs alligator snapping turtle.
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They are pretty much equal in size, but I am not exactly sure who to favour here. Anybody here got different ideas?
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#3
with weight advantage Alligator Snapping Turtle deadliest header can tear crocs in parts.
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#4
The aligator snapping turtle will win easily as it is heavier and more heavily armored and has deadlier jaws.
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#5
At equal weights I would favor the caiman, but given that the alligator snapping turtle is about twice as large on average, I would give this fight to the turtle.
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#6
The caiman, should be able to take out the turtle, more often than not.
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(04-18-2019, 01:28 PM)Tupinambis Wrote: The caiman, should be able to take out the turtle, more often than not.

alligator snapping turtle twice heavier in size?
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#8
Even if the battle happened in water, where the caiman has advantage, the turtle has greater chance to win
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