American alligators are apex predators and consume fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Hatchlings feed mostly on invertebrates. They play an important role as ecosystem engineers in wetland ecosystems through the creation of alligator holes, which provide both wet and dry habitats for other organisms.
Historically, hunting had decimated their population, and the American alligator was listed as an endangered species by the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Subsequent conservation efforts have allowed their numbers to increase and the species was removed from endangered status in 1987.
Once hunted intensively for their hides, today, loss of habitat to human development, illegal killing and roadkill are the greatest threats faced by alligators and crocodiles. As sea level rises due to climate change, a significant portion of freshwater habitats may face saltwater incursion or inundation.
Sadly, this specimen was heavly damaged due to the small size. Few of it's bones survived, but we have teeth.....Tiny teeth from a tiny Alligator, lovingly displayed in a glass vial that measures 1 1/2".
American Alligator Teeth in Glass Vial
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When not in use, keep item in its original packaging. Made from natural animal bones which tend to discolor with time.
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