crocodilian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crocodilian extant archosaurian reptile
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Estuarine crocodiles are the biggest of all 26 species of the crocodilian family
    • a Crocodilian (Zoöl) Like, or pertaining to, the crocodile; characteristic of the crocodile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crocodilian Relating to or of the nature of the crocodile; hence, in allusion to crocodile tears, hypocritical. See crocodile, a.
    • n crocodilian A crocodile; one of the Crocodilia.
    • n crocodilian Also, improperly, spelled crocodilean.
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Usage

In literature:

An extinct genus of Crocodilian Reptiles.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Their crocodilian guide turned to them.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Summary of the collections of snakes and crocodilians made in Mexico under the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
Reptiles were poorly represented, with the exception of crocodilians, tortoises, turtles and some large snakes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Taken as a whole, the foot is perhaps more reptilian than avian, and in some genera is crocodilian.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Seven species of turtles and one crocodilian are aquatic.
"Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala" by William E. Duellman
You will soon discover this in skeletonizing your first crocodilian, and be sure to respect its anatomy.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
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In news:

They are amazingly strong predators and in this video you will see one attacking and effortlessly killing a caiman (crocodilian) in the water.
A new 10-year study of alligator mating habits shows that most female crocodilians prefer to mate over and over with the same male, despite encountering a vast array of eligible alligator bachelors each year.
Children look at some displays of crocodilians featured at the Crosby Arboretum's Piney Woods Heritage Festival on Friday.
Loyst, curator of the Indian River Reptile Zoo near Peterborough, was called in to find the crocodilian species after local birder Tom Badeau discovered the reptile and sent a photo to the authority Monday.
Crocodilian species do not eat in temperatures below 18 C and the cold temperatures make them slow, Loyst said.
The largest crocodilians on Earth, saltwater crocs, or "salties," are excellent swimmers and have often been spotted far out at sea.
The new croc- sensitivity study "is really valuable," said Kent Vliet, co-chair of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums' Crocodilian Advisory Group.
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