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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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Countries that are signatories to CITES have adopted a universal tagging system for the identification and tracking of crocodilian skins in international trade.
Archosaurs evolved along two different paths, one of which gave rise to the crocodilian ancestors of crocodiles and alligators.
Any New Labour tears shed over Michael Foot will be crocodilian.
Lucy wanted to know how the animal held its head while in the water, and Nikki compared the Champsosaurus skull to the skull of a gharial, which is a present-day crocodilian species that lives in India.
One likely possibility is that the animal is a Caiman; a crocodilian reptile from Central and South America, which typically grows to between 1.
The ASALA statement accused the Turkish government of "cherishing dreams of a revival of the bloodthirsty Ottoman regime" and said: "We express our solidarity to all the peoples of the area and we declare that the Arab people will decide its destiny and shape its future all alone without the crocodilian tears and hypocritical care of the Turkish ruling circles.
I observed ah Eastern Screech-Owl catching fish by wading at Clearwater Slough in Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida during a 6-year study of crocodilian behavior that included extensive night-time observations.
Woodbine outcrops along Bear Creek near the south entrance to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport have produced crocodilian, theropod, nodosaurid and hadrosaurid remains (Lee 1997).
Furthermore we don''t run the risk of being devoured by a crocodilian traffic warden for staying 5 minutes too long on one of the rare street parking spots.