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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The nature of pits in Diplocynodon varies, and so caution must be observed when using this feature to diagnose ventral ossifications in crocodylians.
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.
The purpose of this report is to briefly describe the crocodylian taxa diagnosable from this unit based on material deposited in the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Texas (TMM).