Crocodile

This is a limb bone from an early crocodile-like reptile. Our modern-day crocodiles and alligators didn’t appear until a later period.

Find out more on the reptiles pages,

Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Nannochus gracilidens

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group, Middle

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

142 million years

Where found

Swanage

Found by

Found by G L Pearce.

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00490