Though alligators and crocodiles are different species, people tend to have a hard time telling them apart. In this article, you can learn about the difference between alligators and crocodiles, as well as about what they have in common. Additionally, I have created a venn diagram on the topic, which may be useful for students who are researching this topic.
Alligators and Crocodiles are both members of an animal group called Crocodilians. There are 24 species of crocodilians: 14 crocodiles, 6 caimans, 2 alligators, and 1 gharial. (The gharial is a crocodilian native to India.)
Below you will find a venn diagram that explain the similarities and differences between alligators and crocodiles. To download a high res version of this image, click the venn diagram below. The larger version will load in your browser. Right-click on it and press “Save Image As…” to save it to your computer.