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Crocodilian skull ID
Firs posted a topic in Fossil IDThis skull was found in a local southwestern USA rock shop; the owner of the shop knew nothing, and the skull was on consignment. I attempted to contact the original seller to find more details (such as where they got it), but no one returned my calls. Length of skull: 53 cm Width of skull at maximum: 17 cm (back of skull) Width of skull at minimum: 4 cm (across narrow part of snout) Height of skull at maximum: 14 cm The two large fenestrae above the orbital fenestrae measure between 9.5 to 10 cm Teeth measure between 1 and 2 cm each. I suspect it's an Eosuch
How variable are Hell Creek/Lance Formation crocodilian teeth?
Jurassicbro238 posted a topic in Questions & AnswersI've had these crocodilian teeth from Niobrara County in the Lance Formation for a while now, but I'm not sure how if its possible to ID them beyond "Crocodilian tooth." I've generally heard that the "sharp" morphology are Borealosuchus teeth and the short bulbous teeth are Brachychampsa. Is that a safe rule to follow? I've also noticed that there are some slight differences in the teeth I have (hopefully the pics make it visibile). They're small, but the two on the lower left have noticeable raised striations (not sure what to call it). However, the one on the lower right and on the top are s
ThePhysicist posted a gallery image in Members Gallery
From the album: Hell Creek / Lance FormationsCrocodilia (teeth) Hell Creek Fm., Powder River Co., MT, USA Cretaceous Crocodilian teeth - could be from Brachychampsa and/or Borealosuchus?
Fossil Tooth ID
sandbar posted a topic in Fossil IDFound on Carolina Beach, NC. Alligator or Crocodile maybe?