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Definition of the noun Gharial

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  1. Gharial is the vernacular name of the Gavialis, a genus of Gavialidae.
  2. Gharial is the vernacular name of the Gavialis gangeticus, a species of Gavialis.
    • geographic area: Southern Asia

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  1. See gavial.


Gharial is a zoo exhibit.

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Google previewMy First Book about Crocodilian (2016)

by Molly Davidson, John Davidson

The gharial is the longest of all the crocodialian, they grow to be about 20 feet long! They live mostly in rivers, the problem is there are many people in India, and so they are taking over the gharials' habitat, making them endangered.

Google previewPrinciples of Life (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

The gharial is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae that is native to the Indian subcontinent and also called gavial and fisheating crocodile. As the species has undergone both chronic long term and a rapid shortterm declines it is listed as a ...

Google previewLife, The Science of Biology (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

The gharial is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae that is native to the Indian subcontinent and also called gavial and fisheating crocodile. As the species has undergone both chronic long term and a rapid shortterm declines it is listed as a ...

Google previewThe Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates (2016)

by Barry K. B. Berkovitz, R.P Shellis

The gharial is a critically endangered species. FIGURE 8.21 Dentition of dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis). Image width=16cm. Courtesy RCSOMA/ 403.32. The gharial is distinguished from all other crocodiles by the shape of its skull ...

Google previewIntegrated Principles of Zoology (2016)

Biology, Zoology by CTI Reviews

The gharial is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae that is native to the Indian subcontinent and also called gavial and fisheating crocodile. As the species has undergone both chronic long term and a rapid shortterm declines it is listed as a ...

Google previewProtected Animals of India (2012)

by Sanjay Sondhi

(D About the Indian gharial The Indian gharial is a crocodilian (a group that includes crocodiles, alligators, and caimans). It is easily recognized by its long, slender snout. The male has a bulbous growth at the tip of its nose, which resembles ...

Google previewPomáháme jim přežít (2011)

by Miroslav Bobek, Jana Ptačinská Jirátová

The Indian gharial is a critically endangered species of extraordinary protection value.The remnants ofthe original populations live in Indian and Nepal. But in total there are less than 200 gharials in the wild, and only approximately 20 of them ...

Google previewCrocodilians For Kids (2015)

by Rachel Smith, John Davidson

The gharial is a monster in size, one of the longest kinds of crocodilians; it's up to twenty feet in length. That's longer than three average-sized men laid foot to head . Unlike its cousin the caiman, the gharial, which lives in rivers, is very much ...

Google previewRare Animals of India (2013)

by Natarajan Singaravelan

Showing up its greenish catlike eyes and the lumpy tip of the snout only while floating, the gharial is a giant among crocodiles reaching a length of 6.25 meters. Recognised easily by its extremely long and slender beak-like snout, it is the only ...

Google previewInsight Guides: Nepal (2014)

by Insight Guides

The gharial is a specialised fisheater with anelongated snout. Itis harmless to man.

Google previewLand and People of Indian States and Union Territories (2006)

In 36 Volumes. Madhya Pradesh by Shankarlal C. Bhatt

The gharial is the subject of a restocking programme. Local Administration: The Project Officer, National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Morena, Madhya Pradesh. Also Deputy CCF (Wildife) and Chief Wildlife Warden, Office of the ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia (1885)

Commercial, Industrial and Scientific, Products of the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Kingdoms, Useful Arts and Manufactures by Edward Balfour

GHARIAL is the Gavialis Gangeticus, the' narrow-beaked crocodile of the Ganges , supposed to be the largest of the living sauriaus. The measurement of the largest mentioned by Messrs. Dumeril and Bibron is given at 5 metres 40 centimetres ...

Google previewReptile Medicine and Surgery (2005)

by Stephen J. Divers, Douglas R. Mader

The Gharial is a hole nester and deposits between 35 and 50 eggs in a nest. Hatching of eggs occurs after incubation of 60 to 90 days depending on locale and environment. Normally the females are not aggressive except during this period ...

Google previewMacmillan's Magazine (1902)

by David Masson, Sir George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris

A moment more and the mystery is explained, and the head and shoulders of a ten-foot gharial rise above the water. The gharial is the fish-eating crocodile of India and is distinguishable from ordinary crocodiles by its long and slender jaws, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Gavialidae (gharial, gavial; subclass *Archosauria, order *Crocodilia) A monospecific family (Gavialis gangeticus) comprising the Indian gharial (gavial) which is found in the Ganges, Indus, and Brahmaputra river systems. It is a fisheater, with ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2009)

by DK Publishing

northern South America A crocodile with a long, narrow snout, the gharial rarely ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Ariel, burial, gharial glossarial, notarial, subaerial, vicarial actuarial, adversarial , estuarial, secretarial prothonotarial arian1 \er-e-эп\ Arian, Aryan, Carian, Marian, Marion, parian, Parian agrarian, Aquarian, barbarian, Bavarian, Bulgarian, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

Sundaland is also noteworthy for several large endemic threatened reptiles such as the endangered false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii), a freshwater crocodilian species found mostly in Sumatra and Borneo, and two species of critically ...

Google previewDictionary (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

lim2 biyāy walk in a proud manner, to lAkäs-lAkAs biyāy walking stick hamsā wall kiir wall with thorns ispiili wall clock gharial 1, timpis wallow, to Zhariq- 2haraq" karay, bad (ri diyāy, ling-lAñg karáv walnut (tree) chill wander around or about, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

Wild animals include elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, crocodile, gharial, sambhar (elk),chittal (spotted deer), swamp ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

Called also gharial. gazehound a sight-hunting hound such asthe Greyhound. See alsohound. Gazellathe genus ofgazelles inthesubfamily Antilopinae. See gazelle. gazelle very fast-moving, sandy-colored,small, wild ruminant with white rump ...

Google previewAn Anglo-Indian Dictionary (1885)

A Glossary of Indian Terms Used in English, and of Such English Or Other Non-Indian Terms as Have Obtained Special Meanings in India by George Clifford Whitworth

Gharial. [ Hindi.] A gong on which to strike the hours ; thence used for a clock or watch. Gharib-parwar. [From the Arabic gharib, poor, and the Persian parwar, who protects.] ...

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Small photo of Wild gharial or fish eating crocodile basking on a sandy beach. This is an endangered species.Small photo of Young GharialSmall photo of Eye of gharial crocodile above water, selective focus.Small photo of Gharial - Gavialis gangeticus with the horrible jaw. Detailed animal scene. Asian nature. Yellow photo filter.Small photo of Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also knows as the gavial. Wildlife animal.Small photo of Beautiful Indian landscape in Gharial SanctuarySmall photo of Image of Malayan gharial in the pond More...

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Scrabble value of G2H4A1R1I1A1L1

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