Crocodile

Godzilla of the Jurassic crocodilians!

This is part of a tooth from a fearsome carnivore, Dakosaurus, that ate other marine reptiles. It never left the water, having paddles for limbs, and was about four metres long. This animal has been called a ‘sea monster’ or even ‘Godzilla’!

Find out more on the reptiles pages,

Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Dakosaurus

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Kimmeridge Clay Formation

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

152 million years

Where found

Kimmeridge

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.05087