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Alligator thomsoni Mook 1923 (alligator)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 96548

Full reference: C. C. Mook. 1923. A new species of alligator from the Snake Creek Beds. American Museum Novitates 73:1-13

Belongs to Alligator according to D. Snyder 2007

Sister taxa: Alligator darwini, Alligator gaudryi, Alligator hantoniensis, Alligator heterodon, Alligator luicus, Alligator mcgrewi, Alligator mefferdi, Alligator mississippiensis, Alligator olseni, Alligator prenasalis, Alligator sinensis

Type specimen: AMNH 1736, a skull. Its type locality is Trojan Quarry, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Olcott Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 363.0 x 223.0

Estimated body mass: 67.8 kg based on skull length