Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Crocodylia

Family: Alligatoridae

Genus: Alligator

Species: Alligator Mississippiensis

  1. Teeth regrow each time they are lost, go through about 3,000 in a lifetime
  2. Eyes, ears, and nostrils are placed at the top of the head so it can use these without being easily seen
  3. Ability to hold breath for up to an hour to hunt prey without coming up for air