Alligator | Info

An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae . The two living species are the American alligator ( A. mississippiensis ) and the Chinese alligator ( A. sinensis ). In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago. [1]