South Africa, Crocodile, Gold Plated bar, Nature, Animal, Wild Edition Technical Specs Presentation Country: Metal Purity: Gold Plated, Gilded Box: Year of Issue: Weight: 1 oz CoA: Face Value: Dimensions: 44x 28¿mm Quality: Mintage: New bar with capsule The Crocodilia (or Crocodylia) are an order of mostly 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 true crocodiles (family Crocodylidae), the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae), and the gharial and false gharial (family Gavialidae). Although the term 'crocodiles' is sometimes used to refer to all of these, a less ambiguous vernacular term for this group is crocodilians. ____________________________________________________ Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.