Chinese alligator

The Chinese alligator is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Chinese Alligator is native only to China. It is smaller than the other alligator species, the American Alligator, growing to an average of 1.5 m (5 ft). More

Despite their timid nature, Chinese alligators have historical associations with the mythical Chinese dragon, yet these have not saved this species from human impact. More

The Chinese alligator inhabits the subtropical temperate ecotone in marshy areas, ponds, lakes, and languid rivers. More

The Chinese alligator is one of just two alligator species in the world. Compared to its cousin the American Alligator, the Chinese version is relatively small, with an average total length of about five feet in males and 4½ feet in females. More

A full-grown Chinese alligator is only about half as big as its cousin, the American alligator. Despite its fearsome reputation, it is shy and too small to be much of a threat to humans, yet human activities are pushing it along the path of decline. More

the role that the Chinese alligator has to play. Workshop on the Conservation and Management of Chinese Alligators, Guangzhou 2001 (Oct 2001) The meeting in China was extremely successful and highly encouraging. More

The Chinese alligator is a small, inconspicuous member of the alligator family. It grows to an average length of 5 ft (1.5 m), although 7 ft (2.1 m) is common. More

Chinese alligator in water Chinese alligator in waterPrint factsheet Facts - Also known as: China Alligator Kingdom Animalia Phylum More

Chinese AlligatorThe Law of Wildlife Conservation of the People’s Republic of China prohibits the selling of alligator meat, organs, or hide, but it still happens occasionally on the black market. More

Overview The Chinese Alligator or Yangtze Alligator is one of two known living species of AlligatorAlligatorAn Alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. More

General:The Chinese alligator is a broad-snouted alligator and one of the smaller species of crocodilians. It is dark brown to black in color, and its skin is covered with tough scales. More

The Chinese alligator is one of two species of alligator. (The other is the American alligator seen in this picture) Chinese alligators live in a just a small part of north-eastern China. More

The Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis) is believed that it will become extinct in about fifteen years.. More

Chinese alligator Alligator sinensis * General Info * Our Animals * Conservation Size Adults reach lengths up to 6.5 feet. More

Chinese alligators spend the winter hibernating in burrows. Watch video clips from past programmes (1 clip) - In order to see this content you need to have an up-to-date version of Flash installed and Javascript turned on. More

The Chinese alligator is smaller, rarely exceeding 7 feet (2.1 m) in length. Alligators have an average of 75 teeth. The average lifespan for an alligator is 50 years. More

Both the American and Chinese Alligator have a number of traits in common. They have sturdy, muscular bodies with long, blunt snouts lined with a formidable array of teeth. More

The Chinese alligator is a small crocodilian with a stocky body covered in hard scales on the back and softer scales on the sides and belly. It is dark green to black in color. More

than 1,500 Chinese alligators, one of the world's most endangered reptiles. Under the project, the Chinese alligator breeding center in Changxing County, Zhejiang Province, in east China, will expand from its current three hectares to 10 hectares. More

It?s estimated there are only 120 wild Chinese Alligators left in the world. The United States and China are teaming up to help re-establish wild populations of the gators. Chinese alligators differ from the other kind of alligator, the American. Chinese are smaller. More

entire page » Is the chinese alligator endangered? YES , THERE IS ONLY A FEW 100 LEFT See entire page » How big is the chinese alligator? Smaller than the American, it grows only to six feet maximum. More

Chinese Alligator is smaller, rarely exceeding 7 feet (2 m) in length. An alligator's lifespan is usually estimated in the range of 50 years or more. More

Common names

Aligator chiński in Polish - polski
Aligátor čínský in Czech - česky
Aligátor čínsky in Slovak - slovenčina
Aligator de china in Spanish - español
Aligator Sina in Breton - brezhoneg
Alligator de chine in French - français
Alligator sinensis in Italian - Italiano
Alligator#Aligátor chino in Spanish - español
China alligator in English - English
China-Alligator in German - Deutsch
Chinese alligator in English - English
Chinese alligator, T'o, Yow Lung, Yangtze alligator in English - English
Kinesisk alligator in Swedish - Svenska
Kineski aligator in Croatian - Hrvatski
Kiniškasis aligatorius in Lithuanian - lietuvių kalba
Кинески алигатор in Macedonian - македонски јазик
Китайски алигатор in Bulgarian - български език
Китайський алігатор in Ukrainian - українська мова
ჩინური ალიგატორი in Georgian - ქართული
ヨウスコウアリゲーター in Japanese - 日本語

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Order : Crocodylia
Family : Crocodylidae
Genus : Alligator
Species : Alligator sinensis
Authority : Fauvel, 1879