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.
2008): New material of the alleged oldest Diplocynodon from the Late Paleocene of northeastern France: revision and implications for crocodylian dispersal.