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Alligator mississippiensis

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The family of alligatorids is differentiated from the family of true crocodiles in having the fourth tooth of the under jaw protruding into a pit within the upper jaw when the mouth is closed. In the true crocodiles this tooth fits sideways. The life expectancy of these alligators is more than 50 years (85 years has even been ecorded).

Classification:

Order: crocodilians; family: alligatorids

Diet:

Young alligators: mostly invertebrates and fish, older alligators: birds and mammals

Habitat:

Marshes, swamps, lakes and tidal areas from South Virginia to the East of Texa

Reproduction:

As many as 45 eggs; incubation ca. 65–80 days. The sex of its young is determined by the incubation
temperature.

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

IUCN web page

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