Definition of Chinese alligator
1. Noun. Small alligator of the Yangtze valley of China having unwebbed digits.
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Literary usage of Chinese alligator
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1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"... and the chinese alligator, A. sinensis, is found only in China. ... The Chinese alligator inhabits the Yangtse-Kiang River of China. ..."
2. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1890)
"The chinese alligator belongs to the genus Alligator in the restricted sense ; its nearest ally is the North-American A. mississippi- ensis, which differs ..."
3. Natural History in Zoological Gardens: Being Some Account of Vertebrated Animals by Frank Evers Beddard (1905)
"In 1870 this view was partly proved to be inaccurate, and entirely so in 1879, when the chinese alligator, Alligator sinensis, was definitely described from ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Crocodilia, probably once universal, afford through the chinese alligator an instance of the original intimate connexion oí the whole holarctic region, ..."
5. The Alligator and Its Allies by Albert Moore Reese (1915)
"... in a hot climate I do not know; I am not aware of any experiments along this line. THE chinese alligator Beside the American form, Alligator mississip- ..."