crocodile

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crocodile

any large, tropical, aquatic lizardlike reptile of the order Crocodilia, possessing a four-chambered heart that is unique in reptiles.

crocodile

large aquatic reptile, member of the family Crocodylidae. Includes the Nile (Crocodylus niloticus), the Marsh or Mugger (C. palustris), the Estuarine or Saltwater (C. porosus), the American (C. acutus), New Guinea (C. novaeguineae) and the West African (Osteolaemus tetraspis) crocodile. Crocodile and alligator farms are now an established means of producing hides for commerce.
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En el orden Squamata se encontraron 40 especies, distribuidas en 20 de lagartos de ocho familias: Corytophanidae, Iguanidae, Gekkonidae, Gymnophthalmidae, Polychrotidae, Teiidae, Tropiduridae y Scincidae; y 20 de serpientes de tres familias: Boidae, Colubridae y Viperidae; el orden Testudinata con seis especies de tortugas distribuidas en seis familias: Chelidae, Emydidae, Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae, Podocnemididae y Testudinidae; y el orden Crocodylia con dos especies de la familia Crocodylidae (Apendice 1).
2008b: The first record of Gavialosuchus americanus Sellards (1915) [dagger] (Eusuchia: Crocodylidae, Tomistominae) for the Late Tertiary of Costa Rica and Central America.
Efecto de la cantidad y frecuencia alimentaria de una dieta experimental sobre la tasa de crecimiento de un ejemplar juvenil de Crocodylus intermedius, Crocodylia: Crocodylidae.
this volume: The first record of Gavialosuchus americanus Sellards (1915) (Eusuchia: Crocodylidae, Tomistominae) for the Late Tertiary of Costa Rica and Central America.