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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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Visitors will be able to test their strength against a croc on a modified force gauge; learn how to speak "croc"; get up close to a model of Gomek, the largest crocodile ever exhibited in the Western Hemisphere after he was caught on the Fly River of Papua New Guinea in the 1960s; and test their crocodilian IQ with fun facts and croc trivia.
Holliday will present the new findings and other highlights of recent research about crocodilian anatomy at the American Association of Anatomists Annual Meeting during Experimental Biology 2016.
Most of the identifications, especially those of fish and crocodilian teeth are explained above, and follow standard procedure, however the pterosaur and dinosaur fossils require more justification and discussion.
At hatching, young crocodilians vocalize within the egg and nest to attract adults to release them (Crawshaw & Schaller 1980, Magnusson 1980, Vergne & Mathevon 2008).
Non-infectious pathology in reptiles presents rare reports of neoplasias in crocodilians, as well as those of a proliferative nature (GARNER, 2004), with few cases of either being described in the literature.
Two crocodilian species occur in the Philippines, the Philippine freshwater crocodile, or Crocodylus mindorensis, which is endemic to the country, and the Indo-Pacific crocodile, or Crocodylus porosus, which is widely distributed throughout the tropical areas of Asia and the Pacific regions.
The call of the wild: cautive Crocodilian production and zapping of conservation incentives.
Native to the Indian sub- continent, the gharial, also known as the Gavial or ' fish- eating' crocodile, is considered to be the only true descendant of the ancient crocodilian family that existed around 100 million years ago.
Alligator hunting is a vampire-like crocodilian cruise that ends when you fall asleep or at dawn, whichever comes first.
The animal was about the size of a small domestic cat, they reported, and would have lived near rivers where larger crocodilians thrived.
Since then, scattered dinosaur bones and other vertebrate fossils including fishes, turtles, and crocodilians have been found in quarries, roads cuts, and stream beds as a result of a Centro de Pesquisas Paleontologicas Llewelyn Ivor Price (Peiropolis) team survey.