MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: Do any large reptiles live in cold/cool locations?

Date: Thu Mar 16 17:57:43 2006
Posted By: Marcus Knight, Staff, Planetcare Science, Private Conservation Permaculture Consulting
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 1139943761.Zo

The American and Chinese alligators (Alligator mississipensis and A. 
sinesis, respectively) are more cool-tolerant than other crocadillians:  they
range into the North temperate zone. Most are not found more northerly than 50
degrees north Latitude.

Reference: How Reptiles and Amphibians Live. Edited by 
Peter Hutchinson, How animals live, volume 6 , Oxford Press.

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