Ikanogavialis papuensis De Vis, 1905

Murua gharial



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gavialis papuensis De Vis, 1905


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene or Holocene



Murua (=Woodlark =Muruya), Solomon Islands


Biology & Ecology










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Ristevski, Jorgo et al. (2023). Migrations, diversifications and extinctions: the evolutionary history of crocodyliforms in Australasia. Alcheringa.


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