Alligator teeth and crocodile teeth are different.
An alligator has a large, fourth tooth in the lower jaw that fits into a socket in the upper jaw.
A crocodile does not have a fourth tooth in the lower jaw.
An alligator’s teeth are not visible when the mouth is closed.
A crocodile’s teeth are visible when the mouth is closed.
Both alligators and crocodiles have between 74 and 80 teeth. As they wear down, they are replaced. They can have 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM