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Alligator sinensis (Chinese alligator, T'o, Yow Lung, Yangtze alligator)

Synonyms: Caigator sinensis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) (simplified Chinese: 扬子鳄; traditional Chinese: 揚子鱷, yáng zǐ è), also known as the Yangtze alligator, is one of two known living species of Alligator, a genus in the family Alligatoridae. This critically endangered species is endemic to eastern China.
View Wikipedia Record: Alligator sinensis

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Alligator sinensis

Attributes

Gestation [2]  70 days
Hibernates [1]  Yes
Maximum Longevity [3]  61 years
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Temporary Pools
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Female Maturity [2]  4 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Changjiang Plain evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Anhui Chinese Alligator Nature Reserve China

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

China (areas around the lower Yangzi River in Jiangau, Zhejiang, Anhui) Terra typica: "Chinkiang" [=Zhenjiang], Kiangsu Province, People's Republic of China; reported as "Wuhu, Anhwei" Province, by Pope 1935, Nat. Hist. Cent. Asia, Am. Mus. Nat. Hist. 10;

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1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Chen, B, Choalin, W & Baodong, L (1990). Observations on the burrow of Chinese alligator. In: Crocodiles. Proceedings of the 10th Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. pp. 47-53
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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