Definition of false gharial in English:

false gharial

Syllabification: false gha·ri·al
Pronunciation: /ˌfôls ˈɡerēəl


A rare, narrow-snouted crocodile that resembles the gharial, native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • Tomistoma schlegelii, family Crocodylidae
More example sentences
  • The outstanding questions in crocodylian phylogeny is the position of the false gharials, Tomistoma and its allies.
  • The false gharial is usually found to have an affinity with the family Crocodylidae.
  • False gharials, more accurately known as tomistomas, are some of the most unusual and little known of the crocodilians.

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