Crocodilia

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Crocodilia

[′kräk·ə¦dil· ē·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
An order of the class Reptilia which is composed of large, voracious, aquatic species, including the alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gavials.
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brasiliensis, whose range actually extends well into the northern temperate zone, are preserved despite the presence of other Neotropical vertebrates in the paleofauna such as a crocodylian, pampathere, and capybara (Mead et al.
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.