Gavialidae is a group of reptiles inside the order Crocodilia. Gavialidae have routinely consisted of just one enduring animal types, the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), which is local to India and Nepal. Numerous extinct species are likewise known.
The false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) has usually been thought to be a member of the family Crocodylidae dependent on a few characters including skull morphology, however has once in a while been seen as a member of this family because of general similarities in morphology and habit. Various molecular studies have consistently shown the two species to be each other’s nearest living relative, supporting the view that they are in the same family.
Gavialids are enormous semiaquatic reptiles, resembling crocodiles, but with a lot more thinner snouts. The thin snout is used to catch fish.