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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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Multiyear multiple paternity and mate fidelity in the American alligator Alligator mississippiensis.
In the study, Nifong confirmed four separate instances in which an American alligator ate a lemon shark, a nurse shark, a bonnethead shark, and an Atlantic stingray.
Endohelminths of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from Southeast Texas.
Caption: Reptile rethink Lungs of an American alligator have a more birdlike airflow than biologists imagined, as does the savannah monitor lizard (bottom row).
American alligators live in the Southeast, mainly in areas ranging from the southern tip of Texas to North Carolina.
American alligators live in south eastern areas, such as Florida and Louisiana.
Thirty species of reptiles (N=1909) were encountered, dominated by Alabama red-bellied turtles (N=734), Mississippi green water snakes (N=197), American alligators (N=177), ribbon snakes (N=156), mud turtles (N=136), and cottonmouths (N=99).
administration EF had a quick t1/2z of 3.32 0.43 h in geese; similar to those of the mammals and birds including chickens (1.5 0.2 h) greater rheas (2.66 0.46 h) angora rabbits (3.0h) lactating sheep (3.30 h) sheep (4.31 h) houbara bustards (5.63 0.54 h) turkeys (6.64 0.90 h) and mares (6.7 h); smaller than those of the fish reptiles and crabs including catfish (17.44 h) brown trouts (19.14 h) Eriocheir sinensis (21.3 h) American alligators (21.05) and carassius auratus gibelios (63.5 h).
The City Council voted, 4-2, to allow American alligators in its central business district.
Vladimir Dinets, a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, is the first to observe two crocodilian species -- muggers and American alligators -- using twigs and sticks to lure birds, particularly during nest-building time.
For the first time, a global team of researchers led by Keck School of Medicine of USC pathology professor Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D., has uncovered unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth renewal in American alligators.
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.
When was the last time you read an article about the killing of American alligators? At one time an endangered species, they are hunted and killed mercilessly.
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