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gharial

see gavial.

gavial, gharial

a member of the crocodile family, e.g. Indian gavial (Gavialis gangeticus).
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Sunda gharials are native to lowland swamps in South East Asia, where their numbers are diminishing due to habitat loss and hunting.
Sunda gharials are native to lowland swamps in South East Asia where their numbers are diminishing due to habitat loss and hunting.
Melanie Litton, senior reptile keeper at Audubon, said the success story may be due, in part, to putting the male gharial on a diet.
Indian schoolboy Udayan Rao Pawar was just 14 when he took this fascinating picture of crocodile–like gharials, a threatened species, near his home.
Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year is Udayan Rao Pawar, 14, for his image Mother's little headful, which shows young gharial crocodiles clustered on their mother's head on the Chambal river in India.
THE population of criticallyendangered fresh water crocodiles -- popularly known as gharial -- is all set to rise in Uttarakhand.
In "Insights into the Ecology and Evolutionary Success of Crocodilians Revealed through Bite-Force and Tooth-Pressure Experimentation," the researchers detail their examination of the bite force and tooth pressure of every species of alligator, crocodile, caiman, and gharial.
The Gharial crocodile is listed as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
A distant cousin of modern crocodiles and alligators, Terminonaris was similar to the modern-day Indian gharial, only much larger.
Similarly the gharial, a variety of crocodile found in the rivers of northern India, was noticed by Babur and pictured in all four illustrated manuscripts of the Baburnama.
Bass player Sym Gharial, whose long battle with drug addiction was one of TEMBD's more serious distractions, is similarly upbeat.
In 1919 on her honeymoon in India she shot the Gharial crocodile pictured above and had it made into two cases and a pair of shoes.