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Alligator (alligators)

Wikipedia Abstract

An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. There are two living alligator species: the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis). In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago.
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Alligator mississippiensis (Alligator, Gator, American alligator, Florida alligator, Mississippi alligator, Louisiana alligator.) (Attributes)
Alligator sinensis (Chinese alligator, T'o, Yow Lung, Yangtze alligator) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Riverside Zoo


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Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011