crocodilian reptile


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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
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One likely possibility is that the animal is a Caiman; a crocodilian reptile from Central and South America, which typically grows to between 1.5m (female) and 2.5m (males), and which are known to be smuggled around the world for sale as exotic pets.
The building housed crocodilian reptiles that were cared for by Robbie Keszey, who alongside his brother, Stephen, hosted the Discovery Channel reality show Swamp Brothers , which aired in 2011 and 2012.