Definition of Gavialidae
1. Noun. Gavials.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Family
Group relationships: Crocodilia, Crocodylia, Order Crocodilia, Order Crocodylia
Member holonyms: Gavialis, Genus Gavialis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gavialidae
Literary usage of Gavialidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"Living Crocodilia belong to two families: Gavialidae and Croco- ... Family Gavialidae.—There is but one living species of gavials, Gavialis gangeticus (Fig. ..."
2. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1906)
"... vertebrae has been concurrent in two, possibly in all three, of the ^ _^^^^(^ modern types of Crocodilia, the Gavialidae, ..."
3. Nyasaland Under the Foreign Office by Hector Livingston Duff (1906)
"The true Gavial (G. Gangeticus) I had always thought to be confined to the East Indies. Certainly I have never seen or heard of any of the family Gavialidae ..."
4. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"The third family, the Gavialidae, also comprises but two living species, both restricted in habitat to the rivers of India. Of these the famed gavial of the ..."