Classification
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  • French
    • Alligator d'Amérique
  • English
    • American Alligator
  • Scientific Names
    • Alligator mississippiensis
    • Alligator lucius
    • Crocodilus cuvieri
    • Crocodilus lucius
    • Crocodilus mississipiensis
  • German
    • Mississippi-Alligator
  • Spanish
    • Caimán del Mississippi
  • Portuguese
    • Aligátor-americano

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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jhskevington

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September 25, 2016 08:24 AM EDT

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asherah29

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September 24, 2016

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smuller

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January 18, 2016 01:03 PM EST

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phlank

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April 23, 2016 07:53 AM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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phlank

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June 18, 2016 07:30 AM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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phlank

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April 24, 2016 09:45 AM CDT

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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pmarley1

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June 9, 2008 10:20 AM CDT

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lisanickel

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September 8, 2016 05:30 AM EDT

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lisanickel

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September 8, 2016 05:30 AM EDT

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pmarley1

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June 1, 2007 12:07 PM CDT

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hom6

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May 14, 2014 07:30 PM EDT

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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hom6

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March 10, 2015 11:47 AM EDT

Description

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Description from Wikipedia

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), sometimes referred to colloquially as a gator or common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile endemic to the southeastern United States. It is one of two living species in the genus Alligator within the family Alligatoridae; it is larger than the other extant alligator species, the Chinese alligator. Adult male American alligators measure 3.4 to 4.6 m (11 to 15 ft) in length, and can weigh 453 kg (999 lb). Females are smaller, measuring around...

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Conservation Summary

  • United States
    Threatened due to similarity of appearance (t (s/a)) (T (S/A)) (Source: USFWS)
    Threatened due to similarity of appearance
    • North Carolina, US
      Threatened (T) (Source: North Carolina Natural Heritage Program)
      Threatened: any native or once-native species of wild animal which is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range, or one that is designated as a threatened species pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.
Source: NatureServe. 2012. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available http://www.natureserve.org/explorer. (Accessed: October 22, 2012 ).
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