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Temporal range: Late Cretaceous - Recent, 83.5–0 Ma PreꞒ O S D C P T J K Pg NCrocodyloidea_header_cell_0_0_0

Scientific classification CrocodyloideaCrocodyloidea_header_cell_0_1_0
Kingdom:Crocodyloidea_cell_0_2_0 AnimaliaCrocodyloidea_cell_0_2_1
Phylum:Crocodyloidea_cell_0_3_0 ChordataCrocodyloidea_cell_0_3_1
Class:Crocodyloidea_cell_0_4_0 ReptiliaCrocodyloidea_cell_0_4_1
Order:Crocodyloidea_cell_0_5_0 CrocodiliaCrocodyloidea_cell_0_5_1
Clade:Crocodyloidea_cell_0_6_0 BrevirostresCrocodyloidea_cell_0_6_1
Superfamily:Crocodyloidea_cell_0_7_0 Crocodyloidea

Fitzinger, 1826Crocodyloidea_cell_0_7_1


The Crocodyloidea superfamily of crocodilians evolved in the Late Cretaceous period. Crocodyloidea_sentence_0

Cladistically, it is defined as Crocodylus niloticus (the Nile crocodile) and all crocodylians more closely related to C. niloticus than to either Alligator mississippiensis (the American alligator) or Gavialis gangeticus (the gharial). Crocodyloidea_sentence_1

Phylogeny Crocodyloidea_section_0

Cladogram after Brochu C. A., Njau J., Blumenschine R. J., Densmore L. D. (2010). Crocodyloidea_sentence_2

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