American alligator


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Noun1.American alligator - large alligator of the southeastern United StatesAmerican alligator - large alligator of the southeastern United States
gator, alligator - either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
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Multiyear multiple paternity and mate fidelity in the American alligator Alligator mississippiensis.
Bringing Back the American Alligator (Animals Back from the Brink)
Cynthia O'Brien's Bringing Back the American Alligator (9780778749011, $27.60) tells of how a creature on the brink of extinction is thriving today.
The researchers expected to find only the pure genetic makeup of the Burmese python, the deadly constrictor that has exploded in numbers to supplant the American alligator as the region's apex predator since a small number of unwanted pets were released in the 1980s.
In the study, Nifong confirmed four separate instances in which an American alligator ate a lemon shark, a nurse shark, a bonnethead shark, and an Atlantic stingray.
In 1987 the American alligator was selected as the state reptile.
Combination American alligator hide exterior with vegetable-tanned steer leather and waxed nylon stitching.
The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is another one of those enduring symbols of Florida.
The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is an abundant, large-bodied predator found throughout the southeastern United States (McAllister and Upton, 1990; Elsey and Woodward, 2010).
Live creatures visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the Siamese crocodile (among the most endangered crocodilian species); the American alligator (females of this species are serious about motherhood, standing guard for two months until their babies hatch, then taking care of them for months or even years); an African dwarf crocodile (these crocs, unlike most crocodilians, do most of their hunting on land, prowling the forest at night, far from water); and an African slender-snouted crocodile (these highly aquatic crocs live in rivers and coastal waters surrounded by dense vegetation, often basking on logs overhanging water and leaping into the pool at the first sign of danger; little is known about these secretive crocodiles in the wild).

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