It is intended to set up a page
providing relevant data - as many as possible and
as complete as achievable - on shinisaurus crododilurus.
In 1990, Shinisaurus crocodilurus has
been included into the "annex II" of
CITES. Only one year later the number of animals
living in their natural surroundings has been
stated to be only 2,500 specimens. It's been twelve
years since Zhang's estimate of 1991 - could there
be more animals living in our "Terraria"
than in their natural surroundings already?
For the time being my objective is to list as
many as possible of the Shinisaurus crocodilurus
kept in Europe. For this reason I should like
to contact all keepers of "Chinese Crokodile
Lizard". Primarily I am interested in the
number of animals kept. Depending on the eagerness
of the participants to relay their data, this
might lead to akind of questionnaire in the future,
for example providing size and weight of specific
animal, information on single or joint keeping,
details whether and how regularly animals are
bred, data on "specifics", details on
age of single animal and so on and so on
A survey may become imaginable, clarifying whether
there are distinctive characteristics allowing
to distinguish a single animal from another -
without transponder. This could allow to establish
a fotodocumentation - similar to the one required
(effective mid of 2003) for European turtoises.
Are you interested in the project? Would you
like to support it and even sponsor it by contributing
your data? Of course everythings depends on the
number of shinisaurus crocodilurus keepers participating
in the project. So I should like to ask you to
add name and adress of other keepers known to
your own data. Obviously all personal data will
be considered confidential information.
Please feel free to contact me if there are any
questions - I shall be happy to answer all mails