Crocodile

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These are the jaws of an ancient crocodile-like reptile, complete with rows of tooth sockets. True crocodiles did not appear until the late Cretaceoous period.

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Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Goniopholis crassidens

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group, Middle

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Swanage

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00028