Crocodilia

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Related to Crocodylian: Alligatoridae, Gavialidae
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Noun1.Crocodilia - crocodiles; alligators; caimans; gavials
animal order - the order of animals
Archosauria, subclass Archosauria - a large subclass of diapsid reptiles including: crocodiles; alligators; dinosaurs; pterosaurs; plesiosaurs; ichthyosaurs; thecodonts
crocodilian, crocodilian reptile - extant archosaurian reptile
Alligatoridae, family Alligatoridae - alligators; caimans
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(2011): The oldest known metriorhynchid crocodylian from the Middle Jurassic of North-eastern Italy: Neptunidraco ammoniticus gen.
Among the vertebrate fossils, the remains of a crocodylian, certain birds, and capybaras indicate the more-tropical nature of these habitats (Steadman, in litt 2004; Mead et al., 2006; Steadman and Mead, 2010; Oswald and Steadman, 2011).
For example, we have no teeth of Titanoboa, the largest snake ever discovered, but we could use 60-million-year-old crocodylian teeth from the same deposit to find out more about the snake's environment," he added.
7:30 COPROLITES OF DEINOSUCHUS: LATE CRETACEOUS ESTUARINE CROCODYLIAN FECES FROM WEST GEORGIA, Samantha D.
-- Fragmentary crocodylian remains from the Lower Eocene of west Texas represent at least three taxa; these are the extinct generalized taxon Borealosuchus, the terrestrial Pristichampsus and a derived alligatoroid closely resembling forms given the name Allognathosuchus.
Harrell worked with 20 samples of fossil crocodylian dung.