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Alligator Relative Traveled Across Ancient Land Bridge
2013-03-05 05:33:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Isthmus of Panama uplifted 2.6 million years ago to form a land bridge connecting North and South America. This bridge has long been thought to be the crucial step in the interchange of animals between the Americas. Armadillos and giant sloths moved up into North America and ancient relatives of modern horses, rabbits, foxes, pigs, cats, dogs and elephants moved down into South America. A new study from the University of Florida...

Crocodiles And Alligators Are Actually Sensitive Creatures
2012-11-08 14:12:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Crocodiles and alligators are well-known for being cold-blooded and having thick skin, but new research from a pair of Vanderbilt University scientists has shown that the ancient reptiles can be quite sensitive. More specifically, the scientists demonstrated that these reptilian predators have small pigmented domes that dot their skin-- conveying a sense of touch is even more responsive than that of humans, according to the pair´s...

T. Rex's Killer Bite Revealed
2012-02-29 11:47:25

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have revealed that the jaw muscles of Tyrannosaurus rex suggest that the dinosaur had the most powerful bite of any living or extinct animal. The measurement, based on a laser scan of the dinosaur´s skull, showed that its bite was equivalent to up to 13,000 pounds -- four times more than previously estimated. Publishing their findings in the journal Biology Letters, the team scaled up the skulls of a human, an alligator, a juvenile T....

2012-02-23 10:07:00

CARMEL, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quail Lodge Golf Club announced today that two iconic motorcycles, Marty Dickerson's "Blue Bike" and Dan Gurney's "Alligator Bike," will be on display at the fourth annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, taking place on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. This year, the day-long event will pay tribute to the Evolution of the Motorcycle, featuring Indian Motorcycles, while also showcasing legendary motorcycles from the...

2011-11-09 10:26:00

MCFARLAND, Wis., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two American alligators injured during a break-in at a Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, home are being shipped via a Medivac flight from Pennsylvania to Spartan Animal Hospital in McFarland, Wisconsin for veterinary surgical care on November 10, 2011. The two alligators will be under the care of Michael Wenninger, DVM, of Spartan Animal Hospital, who has extensive experience with a wide variety of exotic animals. Dr. Wenninger has worked as an...

2011-10-14 11:36:00

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Gladys Porter Zoo animal staff departed for a trip north to Welland, Ontario. They will be joined by North American crocodile experts to carry out a strategy to move two very large, critically endangered crocodiles from their Canadian quarters to Brownsville, Texas. The Zoo crew is headed to The Seaway Serpentarium, home of Blade and Suede, a pair of Orinoco crocodiles. The male is reportedly over...

2011-10-13 12:36:00

CAMDEN, N.J., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There's something BIG awaiting your next visit to Adventure Aquarium on the Camden, NJ Waterfront. Very big. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111013/PH86144 ) A 14-foot, 800-pound American alligator named Mighty Mike is now on exhibit at Adventure Aquarium; the largest alligator in the country on display outside of Florida. "We wanted to do something big," said Kevin Keppel, the Aquarium's Executive Director, "and it doesn't get...

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2011-06-27 06:55:00

Florida alligators travel upstream and downstream between marshes and the coast By Cheryl Dybas, NSF 'Gators. They're everywhere in freshwater areas of the Southeastern U.S. Now, scientists have found American alligators also swim into the brackish waters of estuaries, places where rivers meet the sea, out into the coastal zone and back again. These "commuter" alligators connect very different habitats, creating links between marine, estuarine and freshwater food webs. "Alligators need...

2011-05-06 00:00:29

National Geographic Channel host Jakub Vâgner and his team employs HTI's high-tech acoustic telemetry to monitor movement of alligator gar and advance vital species research. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 05, 2011 Adventure angler, conservationist, and National Geographic Channel host Jakub Vâgner and his team set out in the wilds of the Trinity River to track an elusive Texas Titan, the alligator gar. In an effort to better understand and advance vital species research, the team put...

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2011-03-11 11:49:49

Crocodiles and alligators in the Florida Everglades now have a new job: helping US scientists in their fight to preserve the fragile wetlands. Researchers are implanting the reptiles with satellite chips in a science first that will allow scientists to follow the animals' movements through different parts of the immense national park. The chips will bounce back information on changes in the ecosystem and its impact on the size and movement patterns of the crocs and gators. "They are giving...


Latest Alligator Reference Libraries

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2007-03-19 15:25:21

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...

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2007-01-23 14:54:33

The American Alligator, Alligator Mississippians, is one of two species of living Alligator. It is native to the southeastern United States, where it inhabits wetlands that frequently overlap with human populated areas. It is larger than the other living species, the Chinese Alligator. The American Alligator has a large, slightly rounded body, with thick limbs, broad head, and a very powerful tail. The tail, which accounts for half of the alligator's total length, is primarily used for...

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2007-01-23 14:47:34

The Chinese Alligator, Alligator sinensis, is one of two living species of Alligator. The Chinese Alligator is native to only China. This species' wild habitat has been reduced to little more than a few ponds along the lower Yangtze River system. Its population reduction has been mostly due to conversion of its habitat to agricultural use. The Chinese Alligator rarely exceeds 7 feet long, with 5 feet being a more common size. It weighs approximately 80 pounds. Their heads are...

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