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Crocodylidae (crocodile)

Reptilia - Crocodylidae

Taxonomy
Crocodylidae was named by Cuvier (1807). It is extant.

It was corrected as Crocodilidae by d'Orbigny (1849), Cope (1871), Cope (1875), Zittel (1890), Lambe (1908), Kuhn (1946), Huene (1954), Persson (1960) and Mook (1962); it was misspelled as Crocodilidae by Bonaparte (1850), Hay (1902), Case (1904), Case (1904), Andrews (1906), Schmidt (1938), Estes (1964), Kuhn (1966), Estes and Berberian (1970), Holman and Case (1988), Carroll (1988), Willis (1993), Frank and Ramus (1996), Peng et al. (2001), Lang and Guilette (2002), Molnar et al. (2002), Pearson et al. (2002), Brochu (2007), Osi et al. (2007), Laurito and Valerio (2008), Brochu et al. (2009), Riff et al. (2010) and Puértolas et al. (2011).

It was assigned to Sauria by d'Orbigny (1849); to Emydosaurii by Bonaparte (1850); to Procoelia by Cope (1871) and Cope (1875); to Brevirostres by Zittel (1890); to Crocodilia by Persson (1960); to Crocodylia by Frank and Ramus (1996), Peng et al. (2001), Lang and Guilette (2002) and Pearson et al. (2002); to Eusuchia by Molnar et al. (2002); to Crocodylia by Brochu (2007) and Osi et al. (2007); to Eusuchia by Hay (1902), Case (1904), Case (1904), Andrews (1906), Lambe (1908), Schmidt (1938), Kuhn (1946), Huene (1954), Mook (1962), Estes (1964), Kuhn (1966), Estes and Berberian (1970), Holman and Case (1988), Carroll (1988), Willis (1993) and Laurito and Valerio (2008); to Crocodyloidea by Brochu et al. (2009); to Crocodiliformes by Riff et al. (2010); and to Crocodyloidea by Puértolas et al. (2011).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1807Crocodylidae Cuvier
1849Crocodilidae d'Orbigny p. 205
1850Crocodilidae Bonaparte p. 1
1871Crocodilidae Cope p. 235
1875Crocodilidae Cope p. 14
1890Leptorramphus Ambrosetti
1890Oxysdonsaurus Ambrosetti
1890Oxysdonsaurus striatus Ambrosetti
1890Crocodilidae Zittel p. 681
1902Crocodylidae Hay p. 511
1904Crocodilidae Case p. 64
1906Crocodilidae Andrews p. 261
1908Crocodilidae Lambe
1925Allognathosuchidae Case p. 97
1936Leptorramphus Patterson
1938Crocodylidae Schmidt p. 318
1946Crocodilidae Kuhn p. 64
1954Crocodilidae Huene p. 55
1960Crocodilidae Persson p. 470
1962Crocodilidae Mook p. 5
1964Crocodylidae Estes p. 141
1966Crocodylidae Kuhn p. 87
1970Crocodylidae Estes and Berberian p. 6
1988Crocodylidae Carroll
1988Crocodylidae Holman and Case p. 331
1993Crocodylidae Willis p. 90
1996Crocodylidae Frank and Ramus
2001Crocodylidae Peng et al. p. 32
2002Crocodylidae Lang and Guilette p. 213
2002Crocodylidae Molnar et al. p. 613
2002Crocodylidae Pearson et al. p. 154
2007Crocodylidae Brochu p. 840
2007Crocodylidae Osi et al.
2008Crocodylidae Laurito and Valerio p. 109
2009Crocodylidae Brochu et al. p. 538
2010Crocodylidae Riff et al.
2011Crocodylidae Puértolas et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
RankNameAuthor
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
Pseudosuchia(Zittel 1890)
SuchiaKrebs 1974
Paracrocodylomorpha
Loricata(Merrem 1820)
Crocodylomorpha()
suborderCrocodyliformes
MesoeucrocodyliaWhetstone and Whybrow 1983
NeosuchiaClark 1988
suborderEusuchiaHuxley 1875
Crocodylia(Owen 1842)
BrevirostresCuvier
superfamilyCrocodyloideaDeraniyagala 1939
familyCrocodylidaeCuvier 1807
familyCrocodylidaeCuvier 1807

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
E. C. Case 1925 (Allognathosuchidae)This family would be defined by the shape of the jaw and the grouping of the teeth, described under the genus, and the presence of low, blunt teeth adapted to a durophagous diet.