American Alligator

Timeline created by johnpsareas
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    History of the American Crocodile

  • Initial Discovery

    Austrian Naturalist laurenti first classified and named crocodylus americanus
  • Reclassification

    Modern day classification term crocodylus acutus finally used to describe american crocodile by george cuvier
  • Species Declared Endangered

  • Crossing signs for crocodiles Put up on Florida Highways

  • American Crocodile estimated to have a population between 500 and 1200

  • Population increase

  • Declassified as endangered and was downgraded to threatened