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American Alligators, Photographs of, by Gina Mikel

American Alligator

Alligator, Tamiami Trail, Florida

American Alligator

Alligator, Tamiami Trail, Florida

American Alligator

Alligator, Tamiami Trail, Florida

American Alligators
Alligators at Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, Florida

About American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis)

American alligators are found in the southeastern United States in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas. They grow to about fourteen feet in length. The main visible difference between alligators and crocodiles is the shape of the jaw. Alligators' jaws are U-shaped while crocodile jaws are shaped in a V. Alligators are primarily freshwater animals, living in the wetlands of the southeastern U.S.

Taxonomy:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (having a spinal chord)
Class: Reptila
Order: Crocodilia (alligators and crocodiles)
Family: Alligatoridae
Genus: Alligator
Species: A. mississippiensis

More about American Alligators:

Wikipedia: American Alligator
Distribution map of Alligator mississippiensis

 

 



 

 

 

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