Crocodile

This is a femur (upper rear leg bone) of a crocodile-like reptile. True crocodiles evolved at a slightly later date than this specimen.

Find out more on the reptile pages.

Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Goniopholis

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00019