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The Chinese alligator

John B. Thorbjarnarson

The Chinese alligator

ecology, behavior, conservation, and culture

by John B. Thorbjarnarson

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese alligator

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn Thorbjarnarson and Xiaoming Wang; forwarded by George B. Schaller.
    ContributionsWang, Xiaoming, 1963-, Schaller, George B.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL666.C925 T485 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23712115M
    ISBN 100801893488
    ISBN 109780801893483
    LC Control Number2009020313

    Alligators are reptiles mentioned briefly in the How to Train Your Dragon Book series. Alligators (Genus Alligator) are large semi-aquatic reptiles, closely related to crocodiles. There are only two species alive today, the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) of the Southern United States, and the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis) which was once widespread in China but now Distribution: Southern United States Eastern China.   “Experts reported that the reintroduced alligators successfully hibernated, and then in , bred in the wild.” With a former range that covered a wide watershed area of East China, the Chinese alligator–or “tu long,” which means “muddy dragon”–is now listed as “Critically Endangered” on IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species and is the most threatened of the 23 species.

    Fifteen newly hatched Chinese alligators offer hope that the threatened species might make a comeback. The babies mark the first reproductive success of a seven-year struggle to reintroduce the. Species Alligator sinensis Chinese alligator, T'o, Yow Lung, Yangtze alligator. Alligator sinensis: information (1) While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

      Presenting the biology, ecology, and natural history of the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis (the only other living species, the Chinese Alligator, Alligator sinensis, is not covered in this work), Dr. Vliet’s Alligators offers the curious reader most everything they would wish for in a general overview of the species. Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities.


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The Chinese alligator by John B. Thorbjarnarson Download PDF EPUB FB2

John Thorbjarnarson and Wang Xiaoming did a good job writing a comprehensible, yet accessible and eminently readable treatise on a remarkable species: the secretive Chinese cousin of the well-known American Alligator of Florida and by: The rare and endangered Chinese alligator has long held a prominent place in Chinese culture and mythology.

This book provides comprehensive details about the biology, behavior, history and cultural and conservation significance of the animal thought to be the basis of the Chinese dragon legend. The Chinese Alligator. Ecology, Behavior, Conservation, and Culture. John Thorbjarnarson and Xiaoming Wang.

foreword by George B. Schaller. The rare and endangered Chinese alligator has long held a prominent place in Chinese culture and mythology.

Here John Thorbjarnarson and Xiaoming Wang, who have been at the forefront of efforts to conserve these remarkable creatures, provide. Illustrated throughout and featuring the most up-to-date biological information available, this volume is a complete overview of the Chinese alligator, a conservation and cultural icon.

by John Thorbjarnarson,Xiaoming Wang. The Chinese Alligator: Ecology, Behavior, Conservation, and Culture - John Thorbjarnarson, Xiaoming Wang - Google Books.

The rare and endangered The Chinese alligator book alligator has long held a prominent place in Chinese culture and mythology. Here John Thorbjarnarson and Xiaoming Wang, who have been at the forefront of efforts to conserve these remarkable creatures, provide 5/5(1).

"Drs. Thorbjarnarson and Wang are the ideal scientists—and truly the best qualified—to write this book. The story of the Chinese alligator is interesting on its own, and it primes those new to crocodilian conservation with what caused global declines of crocodilians and how crocodilian conservation has worked in many areas.".

The Chinese alligator, also known as the yangtze alligator. The Chinese alligator is one of the smallest crocodilians and one of the most endangered.

it is the most endangered species in the crocodilian family. The Chinese alligator is a member of the alligator family that lives in China. in addition to its smaller. Distribution. The Chinese alligator was once distributed widely throughout the eastern part of China’s Yangtze River system.

Today it is primarily restricted to a reserve of square kilometers in the Anhui province in the lower Yangtze and some parts of the adjacent provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

The Chinese alligator is highly endangered: More live in zoos than in the wild. Alligator or crocodile: Alligators have a broad, round snout; crocodiles a narrow, pointed snout. Scientific Name: Alligator sinensis Common Names: Chinese Alligator, China Alligator Maximum adult length: metres ( feet) N.B.

Exceptionally large specimens can be found in all species of crocodilian. Chinese alligators, also known as Yangtze alligators, live in just a small part of northeastern China.

It is one of two known living species of alligator. Chinese alligators are a critically endangered species. They are currently on the IUCN Red List of threatened species, and have been since Previously, they were listed in the IUCN Amphibia-Reptilia Red Data Book. Habitat destruction is identified as the primary cause for their decline.

Established inthe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant species. Centuries ago, they were believed to have reached over 10 feet in length, but there is no real evidence to back up these claims.

One feature that really makes Chinese gators stand out, especially against American gators, is the fact that they are completed coated in thick armour, which is very rare in Crocodillan species. The Chinese alligator is also listed as one of 15 “precious and rare species” in a strategic plan for wildlife conservation in China developed in Current estimates place the total wild Chinese alligator population at fewer than individuals, and these occur in highly fragmented populations, none of which contains more than John Thorbjarnarson and Wang Xiaoming did a good job writing a comprehensible, yet accessible and eminently readable treatise on a remarkable species: the secretive Chinese cousin of the well-known American Alligator of Florida and Louisiana.5/5.

The Chinese Alligator, a member of China’s alligator family are in great danger of becoming extinct. At present, the Chinese alligator can be considered to be the most endangered creature in the family of crocodiles.

The maximum number of Chinese alligators left at present is just Human beings are responsible for the decrease in [ ]. Wildscreen's Arkive project was launched in and grew to become the world's biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth.

With the help of over 7, of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, featured multi-media fact-files for more t endangered : Reptilia. As way of introduction to this chapter, I recently interviewed Joe Abene, a long-time alligator researcher who worked for the Bronx Zoo in New York for many years and is an expert on the Chinese Alligator (Alligator sinensis), a species which is on the brink of extinction in the wild.

The rare and endangered Chinese alligator has long held a prominent place in Chinese culture and mythology. Here John Thorbjarnarson and Xiaoming Wang, who have been at the forefront of efforts to conserve these remarkable creatures, provide comprehensive details about the biology, behavior, history, and cultural and conservation significance of the animal thought to be the basis of the /5(2).

The superfamily Alligatoroidea includes all crocodilians (fossil and extant) that are more closely related to the American alligator than to either the Nile crocodile or the gharial.

Members of this superfamily first arose in the late Cretaceous. Leidyosuchus of Alberta is the earliest known genus. Fossil alligatoroids have been found throughout Eurasia as land bridges across both the North Class: Reptilia. The rare and endangered Chinese alligator has long held a prominent place in Chinese culture and mythology.

Here John Thorbjarnarson and Xiaoming Wang, who have been at the forefront of efforts to conserve these remarkable creatures, provide comprehensive details about the biology, behavior, history, and cultural and conservation significance of the animal thought to be the basis of /5(2).

Lisa Moore's wickedly fresh first novel, a Canadian best seller, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Canadian and Caribbean region), and a Globe and Mail Book of the Year moves with the swiftness of an alligator in attack mode through the lives of a group of brilliantly rendered characters mingling in contemporary St.

John's, Newfoundland/5.The Chinese alligator is a severely endangered species and is found only in the valley of the lower Yangtze River in the Anhwei and Kiangsi provinces of the People's Republic of China. 3 This species is highly protected by both Chinese and United States law that prohibits importation.

The endangered state has occurred as a result of illegal.