Crocodile

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Teleosaur is an early reptile-like crocodile, and among the largest fossils in Corallian rocks. These creatures may have been amphibious, feeding on land as well as in fresh water and estuaries. The jaw is similar to Steneosaurus (lower photo), from the slightly younger rocks in the Upper Jurassic.

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Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Teleosaurus

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Corallian Group, Nothe Grit

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

158 million years

Where found

The Nothe, Weymouth

Found by

Found by S Winch and Paul C Ensom in 1980

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.03939ii