Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

AMNH Subway Art #36

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I think this is a Gharial (also known as a Gavial), Gavialis gangeticus,
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Read more about the AMNH tile artworks and see the AMNH tile artworks photographic archives — with all the animals identified.


  1. #1 Barn Owl
    February 9, 2008

    I love these!

    I think it’s a gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), but better check with the tetrapod experts (aka Darren and Brian).

  2. #2 JPS
    February 10, 2008

    Its a gharial. There are only two crocodilians with a long narrow snout like that, the gharial and the false gharial.

    The gharial is the only one with the bulbous growth on the tip of the snout, and its only on the male gharials.

  3. #3 The Ridger
    February 10, 2008

    I love the positioning of this one! Someone’s got a real sense of humor.

    Thanks for posting these – they’re great.

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