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Alligators and Crocodiles
What hunts an alligator?
Asked in Animal Behavior, Chipmunks and Squirrels
Does an alligator hunt alone or with other animals?
Is an alligator turtle in the same family as an alligator?
Asked in Reptiles, Alligators and Crocodiles
In what country did the word 'alligator' originate?
Asked in Science, Alligators and Crocodiles, Taxonomy
What is the scientific name for a white alligator?
The scientific name of an alligator depends on what kind of alligator to which you are referring. There are two living species today, the American Alligator (scientific name, Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis). The only alligators that have been known to come out white are American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). White alligator are not a species of their own they are either albino or leucistic ones of the American alligator or saltwater crocodile.