family Alligatoridae


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Noun1.family Alligatoridae - alligatorsfamily Alligatoridae - alligators; caimans      
reptile family - a family of reptiles
Crocodilia, Crocodylia, order Crocodilia, order Crocodylia - crocodiles; alligators; caimans; gavials
genus Alligator - type genus of the Alligatoridae
genus Caiman - caimans
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The black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) belongs to the order Crocodilia and family Alligatoridae. This species and the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) deserve special attention because they were heavily hunted in the past and today are undergoing a population recovery.