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Related to Gavials: genus Gavialis, False gharial
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Synonyms for gavial

large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout

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one of the oldest fossil records of a gavial for tropical America comes from the Upper oligocene in Puerto Rico (Velez-Juarbe et al.
Although crocodilians are not reported from Ngandong, gavials (Gavialis bengawanicus) were present at Trinil (Steele 1989: 135).
In 1971, all 23 known species of true crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gavials were considered to be endangered, threatened or declining in abundance and/or distribution.
There are 23 species of crocodilian and they include alligators, caimans and gavials.
Befitting their regal status, the gavials are feted with gold each week-goldfish, that is, thousands of them.