Something phony about this guy…

Looks like a gharial…but it’s not!  This is the False gharial, classified as a freshwater crocodile. It is found in Malaysia, Sumatra, and Borneo. Check out the differences close-up in the snouts of the False gharial and the real gharial below.  What characteristics of the true crocodile do you see in the False gharial on the left?*

*Gharial photo by John White, courtesy of the Berkeley Digital Library Project.

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