Definition of false gharial in English:
A rare, narrow-snouted crocodile that resembles the gharial, native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
- Tomistoma schlegelii, family Crocodylidae
- 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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