The Crocodylidae faimily o crocodylians includes the true crocodiles which are the members o the subfaimily Crocodylinae an the Tomistoma genus. Currently, the faimily includes twa subfaimilies, Crocodylinae an Tomistominae, wi the latter being a subject o controversy whether it is a crocodile or alangs tae the faimily Gavialidae.[1] Further genetic analysis haes tae be duin tae come tae a final conclusion.

Temporal range: Eocene - Recent, 55–0 Ma
C. palustris
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Crocodylia
Faimily: Crocodylidae
Cuvier, 1807


  1. Gatesy, Jorge; Amato, G.; Norell, M.; DeSalle, R.; Hayashi, C. (2003). "Combined support for wholesale taxic atavism in gavialine crocodylians" (PDF). Systematic Biology. 52 (3): 403–422. doi:10.1080/1063515035019703.