crocodilian reptile

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crocodilian reptile - extant archosaurian reptilecrocodilian reptile - extant archosaurian reptile    
diapsid, diapsid reptile - reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
Crocodilia, Crocodylia, order Crocodilia, order Crocodylia - crocodiles; alligators; caimans; gavials
crocodile - large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
false gavial, Tomistoma schlegeli - crocodile of southeast Asia similar to but smaller than the gavial
gator, alligator - either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
caiman, cayman - a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly
gavial, Gavialis gangeticus - large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout
References in periodicals archive ?
One likely possibility is that the animal is a Caiman; a crocodilian reptile from Central and South America, which typically grows to between 1.