Definition of Gavialis gangeticus
1. Noun. Large fish-eating Indian crocodilian with a long slender snout.
Generic synonyms: Crocodilian, Crocodilian Reptile
Group relationships: Gavialis, Genus Gavialis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gavialis Gangeticus
Literary usage of Gavialis gangeticus
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1. Two Years in the Jungle: The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India by William Temple Hornaday (1885)
"... Paris, there is a stuffed Gavialis gangeticus, 20 feet, 7 inches long, but that animal when alive was apparently an exceptionally slender one. ..."
2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1837)
"Amph. Gavialis gangeticus, Gray, Synops. Rept. The Gavial of the Ganges, Griff., Anim. Kingd. The Gavials were distinguished genetically by Cuvier under the ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The genus of crocodiles of which the gavial, Gavialis gangeticus, is the type. The snout is very long, ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organizationby Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1831)
"(Gavialis) Gangeticus. The nuchal shield united to the dorsal plates; the crown and orbits appear to dilate with age. ..."