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Habitat: Mexico?[edit]

On November 10, 2020, User:Ddum5347 edited this page three times, to assert that not only can alligators be found in the USA and China, but that "A small population is also found in Tamaulipas, in Mexico" — a level of detail nowhere-near suggested by the source ( Googling "tamaulipas" and "alligator" returns only news-stories about crocodiles; I also notice Ddum5347 has been banned from Wikipedia for sock-puppeting. Should all this article's mentions of Mexico be purged? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Helicule (talkcontribs) 12:20, 10 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Change “coypu” to “nutria”[edit]

In Louisiana and adjacent areas where alligators live, “coypu” are known exclusively as “nutria.” To reduce confusion and increase accuracy, I recommend changing it in the article. “Coypu” redirects to “nutria,” so the change would also be appropriate from a hierarchical sense. (talk) 17:06, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Outdated: "No average lifespan for an alligator has been measured"[edit]

Since the 2011 citation a long term study found "alligators [on the site] commonly live to 50 and can possibly live to >70 years of age."

Philip M. Wilkinson, Thomas R. Rainwater, Allan R. Woodward, Erin H. Leone, and Cameron Carter "Determinate Growth and Reproductive Lifespan in the American Alligator ( Alligator mississippiensis): Evidence from Long-term Recaptures," Copeia 104(4), 843-852, (14 November 2016).

Received: 17 March 2016; Accepted: 1 June 2016; Published: 14 November 2016

Suggest something like "Alligators are thought to commonly live around 50 years and may live beyond 70, though this longevity makes accurate studies difficult." Dogsonofawolf (talk) 19:55, 22 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possibly remove "southern parts of" Alabama?[edit]

Alligators are found in North Alabama, so it may be inaccurate to specify just the southern part Poochyena261 (talk) 21:05, 10 June 2022 (UTC)poochyena261Reply[reply]