Specimen Information

Alligator mississippiensis
Alligator mississippiensis
(American alligator)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID155999
Common NameAmerican alligator
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameArkansas-White-Red Region
HUC8 Number11000000
Collection Year1970
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13259
Author:Webb, R.G.
Title:Reptiles of Oklahoma.
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
Pages:370 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:13260
Author:Sievert, G., and L. Sievert.
Title:A Field Guide to Reptiles of Oklahoma.
Publisher:Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma.
Pages:96 pp
Commentserror 1970 publication year (Webb, 1970) Nonindigenous juvenile alligators frequently show up as released pets throughout Oklahoma. These sightings obfuscate the status and distribution of rare indigenous American alligators in the extreme southeastern corner of the state (Webb, 1970; [Sievert] and Sievert, [1988]).
Record TypeLiterature


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