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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Recent observations

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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rachaelapahl

Date

November 11, 2016 04:55 PM PST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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judygva

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December 5, 2016 12:46 PM EST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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johnkarges

Date

October 29, 2016 05:19 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

A group of 3 smaller animals, generally 1 m or less approximately in bankside basking site in flooded forest
N29.3763611 W-95.612853
JPK-2992

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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johnkarges

Date

October 29, 2016 04:55 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Large adult
N29.374211 W-95.623486
JPK-2991

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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johnkarges

Date

October 29, 2016 05:38 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

N29.3793 W-95.610658
JPK-2990

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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johnkarges

Date

October 29, 2016 10:11 AM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

~1 m.
N29.10890 W-95.612886
JPK-2988

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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adyer

Date

November 20, 2016

Description

Two baby American Alligators swimming together.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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cvaldecantos

Date

November 28, 2016 12:26 PM HST

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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amunguia1

Date

October 1, 2016 11:48 AM MDT

Description

Alligator mississippiensis
Was respiring.

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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vivianl9

Date

November 19, 2016

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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javigonz

Date

December 1, 2016 11:14 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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American Alligator Alligator mississippiensis

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laya

Date

November 20, 2016 08:17 AM PST

Description

Found along the Shark Valley trail

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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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