Gavialidae


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Noun1.Gavialidae - gavials
reptile family - a family of reptiles
Crocodilia, Crocodylia, order Crocodilia, order Crocodylia - crocodiles; alligators; caimans; gavials
Gavialis, genus Gavialis - type genus of the Gavialidae
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Cheloniidae, Dermochelyidae, Emydidae, Testudinidae, Trionychidae, Crocodylidae, Gavialidae, Agamidae, Chameleonidae, Eublepharidae, Gekkonidae, Lacertidae, Scincidae, Uromastycidae, Varanidae, Leptotyphlopidae, Typhlopidae, Boidae, Colubridae, Elapidae, Hydrophiidae, Viperidae and Crotalidae (Khan, 2004, 2006).
As Sanchez and his team reveal, Venezuela's fossils include all the families of crocodile species that still exist all over the world today: the Crocodylidae, the so-called true crocodiles; the Alligatoridae, which, besides the true alligators, also include caimans; and the Gavialidae, which are characterized by their extremely long, thin snouts and are only found in Southeast Asia nowadays.