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alligator

amphibious reptiles of the order Crocodylia. The closely related crocodile, caiman and gavials are also members.

alligator clips
spring-loaded, slightly-toothed clamps with long jaws; used particularly as electrodes on an electrocardiograph because they can be easily attached to the animal's skin.
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Interaction of environmental chemicals with the estrogen and progesterone receptors from the oviduct of the American alligator.
Key words: Alligator mississippiensis, American Alligator, Black Soldier Fly (BSF), Hermetia illucens, nutrition.
Distribution, movement and population dynamics of the American alligator in a thermally altered reservoir.
Function of nest attendance in the American alligator.
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.
Caption: Reptile rethink Lungs of an American alligator have a more birdlike airflow than biologists imagined, as does the savannah monitor lizard (bottom row).
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.
Mealtime with Mighty Mike In addition to their jaw-dropping size, American alligators also have one of the strongest bites of any living animal - 2,000 pounds per square inch, which is five times stronger than a great white shark's bite.
Eight American alligators were also actively fishing and courting there from sunset until 1-2 hrs after midnight.
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).

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