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Alligator sinensis

Definition of the noun alligator sinensis

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noun

  1. small alligator of the Yangtze valley of China having unwebbed digits
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of Alligator sinensis: Chinese alligator
    • more generic words: alligator / gator = either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts

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Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

There are seven freshwater species, all occurring in the New World except Alligator sinensis (Chinese alligator). The best known is Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator) of the southern USA, sluggish alligators, up to 5.8 m long, that ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Reptiles (2004)

by Murray Wrobel

Mississippi Alligator; Louisiana Alligator; Pikeheaded Alligator d Mississippi- Alligator; Hechtalligator f Alligator américain; Alligator du Mississippi 248 Alligator sinensis Crocodylia - Alligatoridae e Chinese Alligator; Janzi Alligator; Yangtse ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

The alligators are New World animals, with the exception of the Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis), which achieves a length of about 2 meters (6.4 feet) and occurs in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The best known species is the ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

The river has small populations of two critically endangered species, the Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) and Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius). Several fish species become several feet long. Protected Areas. Yancheng Reserve in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Britannica (1910)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

The Chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis, has been already mentioned. Among lizards, the genera Plestiodon, Mabuia, Tachydromus and Gecko, of which the two latter are very characteristic of the Oriental region, range through China to Japan ...

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Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis)

The Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) is one of two known living species of Alligator, a genus in the family Alligatoridae. It is native only to eastern China. Unlike the American alligator, the Chinese alligator is fully armored; even the belly is armored.

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