Alligator mississippiensis Daudin 1801 (American alligator)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

Alternative combination: Crocodilus mississippiensis

Belongs to Alligator according to S. R. May 2019

See also Brochu 1999, Cope 1875, Hay 1902, Holman 1959, Lang and Guilette 2002, Leidy 1860, Mook 1921 and Snyder 2007

Sister taxa: Alligator darwini, Alligator gaudryi, Alligator hantoniensis, Alligator heterodon, Alligator luicus, Alligator mcgrewi, Alligator mefferdi, Alligator olseni, Alligator prenasalis, Alligator sinensis, Alligator thomsoni

Ecology: carnivore


• Quaternary of United States (19: Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: Florida)

• Hemphillian of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene of United States (4: Texas)

• Paleocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

Total: 29 collections each including a single occurrence

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