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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Gharial 

(Gavialis gangeticus

also known as a gavial or a fish-eating crocodile. is a crocodilian of the genus Gavialis and is the sole living representative of it’s genus.. for now. as is it is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. they can be found in northern India and parts of Pakistan. they can grow up to 16ft (largest ever recorded was 23 ft) and weigh up to 550 lb. they are easily recognized by their long snout and laterally flattened tail. they are also the only known crocodile to exhibit visible sexual dimorphism other than size, as males have a growth on their long snout and females do not. also unlike other crocodiles gharials do not eat humans and are very sensitive and intimidated by humans, and their and fragile jaws physically cannot eat a large animal such as a human.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Crocodilia-Gavialidae-Gavialis

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