crocodilian crocodilian  /ˌkrɑ kə ˈdɪl jən/


  • (n) extant archosaurian reptile


  1. The crocodiles may have been powerful enough to pose a threat to the dinosaurs, as dinosaur bones with crocodilian bite marks have recently been discovered at Big Bend.
  2. Mark Plotkin: When I was doing my first expedition in search of a giant crocodilian, I was offered a snuff by one of the local Creoles in French Guyana.


  1. Research Team Sequences Genome Of The Endangered Chinese Alligator

    April Flowers for - Your Universe Online Scientists from Zhejiang University in China and BGI Shenzhen have completed and analyzed the genomic sequence of the endangered Chinese alligator ( Alligator sinensis ) – the first published crocodilian genome. The findings, published in Cell Research , provide plausible explanations of how terrestrial reptiles adapt to aquatic environments ...
    on August 10, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Whole-genome sequencing uncovers the mysteries of the endangered Chinese alligator

    ( BGI Shenzhen ) In a study published in Cell Research, Chinese scientists from Zhejiang University and BGI have completed the genome sequencing and analysis of the endangered Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis). This is the first published crocodilian genome, providing a good explanation of how terrestrial-style reptiles adapt to aquatic environments and temperature-dependent sex ...
    on August 9, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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