• T he American alligator, once struggling for survival against hunters and habitat destruction, has been so effectively protected by conservation laws that the population is now on the increase. (mbgnet.net)
  • Caption: Reptile rethink Lungs of an American alligator have a more birdlike airflow than biologists imagined, as does the savannah monitor lizard (bottom row). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • 3) Lance, Valentine A. "Reproductive Cycle of the American Alligator" American Zoologist . (whozoo.org)
  • However, the full genome, published in 2014, suggests that the alligator evolved much more slowly than mammals and birds. (wikipedia.org)
  • although a rare case was found where an American alligator had grown to 19ft 2 in (5.84 m) and 2,200 lbs (1,000 kg). (factzoo.com)
  • Throughout the year, but particularly during the breeding season, American alligators bellow to declare territory and locate suitable mates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although alligators have no vocal cords, males bellow loudly to attract mates and warn off other males during this time by sucking air into their lungs and blowing it out in intermittent, deep-toned roars. (fws.gov)
  • Special Anatomical, Physiological, or Behavioral Adaptations: Modern Alligators have many adaptations that make them well suited to their wetland envirnment. (whozoo.org)
  • They can be the only remaining standing water over a large area, and as such alligators help maintain this fragile wetland. (digimorph.org)
  • Farm-raised alligators, fed a commercially prepared diet, contained very low mercury concentrations in all tissues analyzed. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The large, fourth tooth in the lower jaw of an alligator fits into a socket in the upper jaw and is not visible when the mouth is closed. (si.edu)
  • The superfamily Alligatoroidea includes all crocodilians (fossil and extant) that are more closely related to the American alligator than to either the Nile crocodile or the gharial. (wikipedia.org)
  • Collectively, data indicated that cardiovascular control mechanisms in embryonic alligators may be activated by thermal extremes, and the maturation of control mechanisms was delayed by chronic hypoxia. (springer.com)
  • The American alligator is listed as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. (wikipedia.org)
  • Enlightened conservation policies during the 1970's and 1980's brought the alligator back from the brink of extinction, and alligator skins can now be provided to the leather industry from alligator farms and carefully regulated hunting. (digimorph.org)
  • The American alligator is an icon of conservation and biological science in the United States. (novapublishers.com)
  • Differences in sensitivity but not selectivity of xenoestrogen binding to alligator versus human estrogen receptor alpha. (semanticscholar.org)