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Synonyms for alligator

leather made from alligator's hide

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either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts

crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application

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Endohelminths of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from Southeast Texas.
Since then, however, attacks have been on the rise in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico that most American alligators call home.
EAST AYRSHIRE - 13 wild boar EAST LOTHIAN - 200 wild boar FIFE - Two rattlesnakes, two cobras, one taipan, one death adder HIGHLAND - Three wild boar MORAY - Four serval cats and eight Savannah cats NORTH LANARKSHIRE - Two caimans, two American alligators, two Nile crocodiles, two dwarf crocodiles, two rattlesnakes, two cobras, seven vipers, five gila monsters PERTH AND KINROSS - Seven Preszwalski horses, 36 mouflon sheep, six bison, 35 wild boar, two elk, two Savannah cats, one serval cat SCOTTISH BORDERS - 14 black and white ruffed lemurs, six ring-tailed lemurs
Caption: Reptile rethink Lungs of an American alligator have a more birdlike airflow than biologists imagined, as does the savannah monitor lizard (bottom row).
This study was designed to screen American alligators for physiological disruption from a known contaminated site, Lake Apopka, and from a new site near Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, in comparison to a reference site, Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge.
Wildlife Safari in Winston has added a pair of American alligators, thanks to a Springfield couple.
Today, everyone will appreciate its function as a barrier to the creatures residing in the Swamp below: snapping turtles and American alligators (including an eye-catching albino).
We used a full factorial logistic regression to estimate the probability that adult American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) were infected with the ascarid nematode Dujardinascaris waltoni given the alligators' physical characteristics and stomach contents.
Dr Marchant is one of a team of US scientists in Louisiana now working to develop antibacterial drugs, pills and creams following extensive studies of American alligators.
Reggie will move in with the zoo's six other American alligators and two Chinese gators.
American alligators, for example, are known to predate Burmese pythons, making them less likely prey items.
The demand in Europe and the United States fur luxury leathery products was so rapacious that, within a few years, large American alligators were sufficiently rare to create a market for exported crocodile hides from Mexico and Central America.
JULY 18-NOV 27 Humpbacked whales sing, red backed salamanders sniff, American alligators blow bubblesxI these are just some of the fascinating courting ploys to be found in the animal world.
Other than its poster child status, what makes American alligators so important to Florida?
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