Definition of Gavialis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Gavialidae.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Gavialidae, Gavialidae
Member holonyms: Gavial, Gavialis Gangeticus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gavialis
Literary usage of Gavialis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Descriptive Catalogue of the Fossil Organic Remains of Reptilia and Pisces by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England (1854)
"Genus Gavialis. 24. A mass of pyritic clay, including a portion of the dentary element of the lower jaw of the Gavialis Dixoni. See Tab. 12. figs. ..."
2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"Gavialis, Jaws very narrow, very much elongated, forming a sort of subcylindrical beak. Four notches in the upper mandible, in which are received the first ..."
3. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1905)
"The form of the occipital surface both above and below the foramen magnum is almost exactly as in Gavialis, and, as in that genus, the skull roof is wider ..."
4. Spolia Zeylanica by Colombo Museum, National Museums of Sri Lanka, National Museums of Ceylon (1908)
"Here S. gavialis was common in all stages on the damp rocks, taking wing fairly readily. I had always looked on this species as a representative of the ..."
5. Publication by Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1850)
"Genus—Gavialis, Oppel. Gavialis DIXONI, Owen. Tab. X. The characters of the genus Gavialis are much more strongly marked than are those which distinguish ..."
6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1921)
"SCISSION OF THE AFFINITIES OF THE VARIOUS GENERA OF RECENT CROCODILIA From the characters described above it will be seen that Gavialis rnore or less remote ..."