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Alligator mefferdi Mook 1946 (alligator)

Reptilia - Crocodylia - Alligatoridae

PaleoDB taxon number: 96549

Full reference: C. C. Mook. 1946. A new Pliocene alligator from Nebraska. American Museum Novitates 1311:1-12

Belongs to Alligator according to D. Snyder 2007

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

Type specimen: F:AMNH 7016, a partial skeleton. Its type locality is Alligator mefferdi Quarry, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in the Ash Hollow Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: carnivore

Average measurements (in mm): skull 298.0 x 170.0

Estimated body mass: 34.6 kg based on skull length