Family Gavialidae Adams 1854 (archosaur)

Reptilia - Pseudosuchia - Gavialidae

Parent taxon: Crocodiliformes according to D. Riff et al. 2010

See also Brochu et al. 2009, Carroll 1988, Cope 1871, Frank and Ramus 1996, Kraus 1998, Kuhn 1946, Lang and Guilette 2002, Mook 1962, Osi et al. 2007, Stirton 1953, Weems 2018 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Brasilosuchus Hesperogavialis Rhamphostomopsis

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1 collection)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (3), Chad (1), Colombia (6), India (1), Libya (1), Peru (1), the United Arab Emirates (1), Venezuela (3)

• Eocene of Libya (1)

• Cretaceous of China (2)

Total: 22 collections including 25 occurrences

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