Leonabelle Turnbull observation platform.
Seen on the Chobe River.
Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, March 2015.
Orlando Wetlands Park, Orange County, FL, April 2015.
The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of large, predatory, semiaquatic reptiles. They appeared 83.5 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous period (Campanian stage) and are the closest living relatives of birds, as the two groups are the only known survivors of the Archosauria. Members of the crocodilian total group, the clade Pseudosuchia, appeared about 250 million years ago in the Early Triassic period, and diversified during the Mesozoic era. The order Crocodilia includes the...