Alligatorinae

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Related to Alligatoridae: Crocodylidae, Anguidae

Alligatorinae

[‚al·ə·gə′tȯr·ə‚nē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A subgroup of the crocodilian family Crocodylidae that includes alligators, caimans, Melanosuchus, and Paleosuchus.
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Indeed, globular posterior teeth are also characteristic of the immediate sister taxa to Alligatoridae (Norell et al.
The black caiman (Melanosuchus niger) belongs to the order Crocodilia and family Alligatoridae.
En el nordeste argentino habitan dos especies autoctonas de crocodylidos de la familia Alligatoridae (Caiman latirostris y Caiman yacare) (5).