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Gavialis browni Mook 1932 (gharial)

Reptilia - Crocodylia

PaleoDB taxon number: 131841

Full reference: C. C. Mook. 1932. A new species of fossil gavial from the Siwalik beds. American Museum Novitates 514:1-5

Belongs to Gavialis according to R. Kraus 1998

Sister taxa: Gavialis bengawanicus, Gavialis gangeticus, Gavialis lewisi, Gavialis priscus

Type specimen: AMNH 6279, a partial skull. Its type locality is 1 mile South of Nathot, which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Siwaliks Formation of India.

Ecology: carnivore