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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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.
This baby American alligator was brought to us by the New York State Dept.
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).
That's exactly what happened with one iconic North American predator: the American alligator.
Caption: Reptile rethink Lungs of an American alligator have a more birdlike airflow than biologists imagined, as does the savannah monitor lizard (bottom row).
In a partnership with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Lou began his studies on the reproduction of the American alligator, for which he became world famous.
UAE authorities that same year confiscated live and dead animals, even by-products of some animals such as baboons, an ostrich, boa constrictors, an American alligator, pythons, among others, based on the latest published figures from the UAE Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
That's 13 inches longer than the organization's previous world record American alligator, which had been killed in Texas.
But scientist Dr Helen Czerski, does get uncomfortably close to an American alligator which uses the vibrations of its entire body to make fountains of dancing water.

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