Crocodile

Additional images

Here is a single tooth from the early crocodile, Goniopholis. The teeth of this genus are quite distinctive with strong grooves along their length when compared with ones like Dakosaurus (lower photo) or teleosaur, which is thin and slender.

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Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Goniopholis

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group, Middle

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Near Swanage

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00134