Data about <i>Alligator mississippiensis</i>

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Distribution

 
geographic distribution includes
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Central U.S. hardwood forests
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East Central Texas forests
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Everglades
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Florida sand pine scrub
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Mississippi lowland forests
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Nearctic
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Neotropical
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Ozark Mountain forests
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Piney Woods forests
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South Florida rocklands
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Southeastern conifer forests
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Southeastern mixed forests
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Tamaulipan mezquital
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Texas blackland prairies
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Western Gulf Coastal grasslands
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Physical Description

 
body mass measurement
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1,273,780.3 g
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body mass
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1,079 g
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weight
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150,000 adult
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habitat
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animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
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aquatic habitat
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bay
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brackish water
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city
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
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fresh water
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freshwater habitat
  • freshwater habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a body of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (<0.5 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002037
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lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
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Large river biome
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marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
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marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
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nesting material
  • nesting material
    Nesting material is an animal habitation consisting of matierals used to cushion, insulate and protect the young of the organism. The adult will use the material to form a protective structure to house and raise their young. Nests are built primarily by birds, but also by mammals, fish, insects and reptiles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000004
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pond
  • pond
    A body of water, usually of smaller size than a lake.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000033
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saline water
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stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
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swamp
  • swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
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swamp
  • swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
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temperate
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terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
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terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
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tropical
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water body
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wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
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wood
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Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
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Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
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Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
  • Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/temperate_broadleaf_and_mixed_forests
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Temperate Coniferous Forests
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Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
  • Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/temperate_grasslands_savannas_and_shrublands
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Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
  • Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/tropical_and_subtropical_grasslands_savannas_and_shrublands
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Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
  • Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/tropical_and_subtropical_moist_broadleaf_forests
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interacts with
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
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feeds on
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has predator
  • has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
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Life History and Behavior

 
onset of fertility
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4,380 days female
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4,380 days male
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total life span max
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73.1 years
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Evolution and Systematics

 
first appearance (older bound)
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66.0 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
first appearance (younger bound)
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61.6 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (older bound)
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0.0117 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (younger bound)
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0 million years ago
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Physiology and Cell Biology

 
basal metabolic rate
  • basal metabolic rate
    Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended daily by humans and other animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/165109007
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0.15 Watts
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body temperature
  • body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
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295.31 kelvin
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Conservation

 
conservation status
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least concern
  • least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
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extinction status
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extant
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