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Taxonomy of the family Alligatoridae
Bibliography of the genus Alligator
Biodiversity of the family Alligatoridae




Genus
Alligator

Alligators

Echte Alligatoren

Egentlige Alligatorer

1807 Alligator Cuvier (type species: Crocodilus lucius Cuvier 1807)
1821 Cayman Graves [substitute name for Alligator Cuvier 1807] (syn. Wermuth & Mertens 1977)
1830 Champsa Wagler (type species: Crocodilus lucius Cuvier 1807; syn. Wermuth & Mertens 1977)
1947 Caigator Deraniyagala (type species: Alligator sinensis Fauvel 1879; syn. Wermuth & Mertens 1977)

Contents: 2 species.
Introduced to: Bahamas, USA (Arizona).
Distribution: China, USA.
Reported from: China (Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi), USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas).

Alligator mississippiensis

American Alligator, Mississippi Alligator, Florida Alligator, Louisiana Alligator

Mississippi-Alligator, Hechtalligator

Amerikansk Alligator, Mississippialligator

1802 Crocodilus mississipiensis [sic] Daudin
Alligator mississipensis [sic] Gray 1831
1842 Alligator mississippiensis Holbrook [nomen emendatum; ICZN (1958): Direction 97]
1807 Crocodilus lucius Cuvier (Wermuth & Mertens 1977)
1815 Crocodilus cuvieri Leach (Wermuth & Mertens 1977)
1865 Alligator helois Cope (Wermuth & Mertens 1977)

Remarks: Introduced to Arizona, but not established (Lowe 1964).
Introduced to: Bahamas (Berry Islands: Great Harbour Cay), USA (Arizona).
Distribution: USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas).

Alligator sinensis

Chinese Alligator, Yangtze Alligator

China-Alligator

Kinesisk Alligator

1879 Alligator sinensis Fauvel

Distribution: China (Anhui, Jiangsu, Jiangxi).