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Family Gavialidae

 

CONSERVATION  STATUS1 SCIENTIFIC
CLASSIFICATION
COMMON ENGLISH NAME(S)
 

KINGDOM: Animalia

 
PHYLUM: Chordata  
CLASS: Reptilia  
SUPERORDER: Crocodylomorpha  
  ORDER: Crocodylia  
  DIVISION: Mesoeucrocodylia  
  SUBDIVISION: Metasuchia  
  INFRADIVISION: Neosuchia  
  SUBORDER: Eusuchia  

 

FAMILY: Gavialidae

  The Gharial  

 

GENUS: Gavialis


Critically endangered

SPECIES:

gangeticus

 

Gharial/gharyal; Indian gharial; gavial; Indian alligator; Nepali gharial; Ganges gharial

 

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1. Conservation status according to the IUCN Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) (aka World Conservation Union). Note that an isolated population of a species may have a different status than that of the species as a whole, the latter being designated above.

 

 

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