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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

False Gharial in Thailand

It appears that a false gharial has been reported (and photographed) in Sattahip Lake, Thailand. The species hasn't been reported in that country since 1970. The photographs are not great, but it is a crocodilian, and has a profile consistent with Tomistoma schlegelii. (News source.)

Note, this is not the same species as the true gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, which the news source confuses.



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