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Alligator

An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae.

There are two living alligator species: the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis).

They are closely related to crocodiles.

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