Crocodile

This specimen shows a series of Scutes [skin plates] and part of one of the rear feet of Goniopholis sp, one of the early crocodiles.  It was found in 1960 in the ‘Cap and Feather Bed’ within the Lower Purbeck beds.

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Common name

Crocodile

Scientific name

Goniopholis

Type

Vertebrates > Reptiles > Crocodiles and Turtles


Strata

Purbeck Limestone Group, Lower

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

145 million years

Where found

Landers Quarry, Worth Matravers

Found by

Mr A V Landers

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00180