Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Crocodilia or Crocodiles

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_421
Crocodilia, or crocodiles, is the only Archosauria that has survived to the present day. It has a primitive skull, flat body, long nose and abundant sharp cone-shaped teeth. Its skull is also marked with conspicuous pit and ridge patterns. Most of China’s crocodile fossils are skulls. The main examples are the Jurassic Shantugosuchus and Sichuanosuchus and the Palaeogene Malayan crocodile (Fig. 56).
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