Latest Alligatoridae Stories
There will be guaranteed snow in Northern Kentucky this summer as albino American alligators Snowball and Snowflake are set to return to Newport Aquarium on Thursday, July 17. Newport,
For an animal without external ears, alligators have a strong sense of directional hearing and a new study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Experimental Biology has revealed that the reptiles’ refined hearing is result of large, air-filled canals connecting two middle ears.
A University of Maryland-led team of biologists shows that alligators can keenly detect the direction of sounds because of large, air-filled channels connecting the two middle ears.
Animal-borne camera reveals that alligators may attempt to capture prey most often at night, even though the calculated probability of catching prey is highest in the morning
A new study has found that crocodiles sometimes use sticks and twigs to lure unsuspecting birds, particularly during nest-building season.
In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Scuba Santa’s® Water Wonderland, world-renowned Scuba Santa revealed Tuesday a pair of rare white American Alligators for Newport Aquarium.
Olympians are used to overcoming obstacles in their quest for the gold medal, but golfers hoping to take the links at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games could have more than water hazards and sand traps to deal with.
New research, published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, analyses blood samples from spectacled caiman in Costa Rica and finds that intensive pesticide use in plantations leads to contaminated species in protected conservation areas.
Scientists from Zhejiang University in China and BGI Shenzhen have completed and analyzed the genomic sequence of the endangered Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) – the first published crocodilian genome.
Crocodiles may look tough, but they can also be very sensitive -- particularly when it comes to detecting touch, temperature, or chemicals in their watery environment.
The Spectacled Caiman, Caiman crocodilus, is a crocodilian reptile found in much of Central and South America. It lives in a range of lowland wetland and river habitat and can tolerate salt water as well as fresh. Due to this adaptable behavior, it is the most common species of caiman. Males of this species are between 6 and 8.2 feet long, while females are smaller, usually around 4 and a half feet long. The species' common name comes from the bony ridge between the eyes, which give the...
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...
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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