Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1801)

American Alligator

1987.143.50

About this object

Large alligator with broad, flat head with rounded snout. The head, back and tail have a series of longitudinal rows of keeled, bony plates which form a strong armour. The limbs are short and sturdy, the feet are webbed and have sharp claws. Generally grey or black in colour. Total length 2-4.6 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1987.143.50
  • Scientific name
    Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1801)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA CROCODYLIA ALLIGATORIDAE
  • Common name
    American Alligator
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    unrecorded
  • Place collected
    unrecorded
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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