Crocodile

Change of identity

These specimens were previously identified by J B Delair as Stenosaurus sp. But they were reclassified as Metriorhynchine in 2014 by Lorna Steel of the Natural History Museum and Mark Young, University of Edinburgh.

They were collected by Miss Katherine Ouless, a significant name in the Dorset County Museum’s history. The collection date is quoted as 1913.

No grid references is available, but the Accessions Register says ‘W of Ringstead Cottages, Ringstead Bay’.

Find out more on the reptiles pages.

Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Metriorhynchine

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

155 million years

Where found

Ringstead Bay

Found by

Miss Katherine Ouless

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00116