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Taxonomic Details for Alligator mississippiensis

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
SubkingdomBilateria
InfrakingdomDeuterostomia
PhylumChordata
SubphylumVertebrata
InfraphylumGnathostomata
SuperclassTetrapoda
ClassReptilia
OrderCrocodilia
FamilyAlligatoridae
GenusAlligator
SpeciesAlligator mississippiensis
Common Name: American Alligator, Aligator americano, alligator, gator, Florida alligator, Mississippi alligator, Louisiana alligator
Authority: (Daudin, 1802)
Comments: taxonomic information added from ITIS record
ITIS TSN: 551771   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
Habitats: Habitat Type: Marsh, Salinity Zone: Brackish water, Salinity Zone: Fresh water
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

GCE Data Sets:

GIS-GCET-1706 (American alligator GPS tracking study from May 2008 to September 2010 on Sapelo Island, Georgia)

Alligator mississippiensis
Photo courtesy of James Nifong

Alligator mississippiensis
Photo courtesy of James Nifong

LTER
NSF

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.