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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Bipartite ventral osteoderms such as these are known in three separate crocodylian lineages: extant caimans, the European alligatoroid Diplocynodon, and Borealosuchus, a North American lineage including several taxa formerly classified as Leidyosuchus by Huxley (1859), Buscalioni et al.
TMM 42952-113 comprises several isolated crocodylian teeth and osteoderms.
(2008): New material of the alleged oldest Diplocynodon from the Late Paleocene of northeastern France: revision and implications for crocodylian dispersal.
Occurrence of Amblyomma dissimile on wild crocodylians in southern Mexico.
"Giant snakes today are known to eat crocodylians, and it is not much of a reach to say Cerrejonisuchus would have been a frequent meal for Titanoboa.
Surface prospections along 1985 and 1986 led to the discovery of remains of turtles, crocodylians, and dinosaurs (Astibia et al., 1986, 1987; Sanz, 1986).