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Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator)

Reptilia - Alligatoridae

Taxonomy
Crocodilus mississippiensis was named by Daudin (1801). It is extant. It is the type species of Alligator.

It was recombined as Alligator mississippiensis by Daudin (1809), Leidy (1860), Cope (1875), Hay (1902), Mook (1921), Holman (1959), Brochu (1999), Lang and Guilette (2002), Snyder (2007) and May (2019).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1801Crocodilus mississippiensis Daudin
1809Alligator mississippiensis Daudin
1860Alligator mississippiensis Leidy p. 122
1875Alligator mississippiensis Cope p. 54
1902Alligator mississippiensis Hay p. 514
1921Alligator mississippiensis Mook p. 51
1959Alligator mississippiensis Holman p. 123
1999Alligator mississippiensis Brochu
2002Alligator mississippiensis Lang and Guilette p. 213
2007Alligator mississippiensis Snyder p. 918
2019Alligator mississippiensis May

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
RankNameAuthor
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
suborderCrocodyliformes
MesoeucrocodyliaWhetstone and Whybrow 1983
NeosuchiaClark 1988
suborderEusuchiaHuxley 1875
Crocodylia(Owen 1842)
BrevirostresCuvier
superfamilyAlligatoroideaGray 1844
Globidonta
familyAlligatoridaeGray 1844
subfamilyAlligatorinaeCuvier 1807
genusAlligatorDaudin 1809
speciesmississippiensis(Daudin 1801)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available