Jesuslover340

Show Us Your Croc, Gator, and Turtle Material!

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1 hour ago, Jesuslover340 said:

Anyone else have specimens? Surprisingly, not much gator has been posted.

 

I'm too lazy to photograph a lot of it.   Here's a few older photos. Low resolution so not much detail. These are all 'crocodilia'.  I have no idea what is the difference between croc and Allogator in the Cretaceous. 

 

An occiptal condyle. ( skull attach hinge).  Likely 'Liedyosuchus candadensis'

 

Scutes

 

Pointed scutes

 

Some croc material and other verts in one of my display cases ( including jaw section).  I change my museum displays every few months.

 

Variety of teeth from range of Late Cretaceous deposits

 

Croc teeth with worn tips

 

We find these 'hunk of junk' croc bones among dino and turtle remains.  Both turtle and croc are almost always found together.

 

 

 

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Wow, Canadawest! Love the articulated spinal column and jaw!

 

 

@Harry Pristis Those vaguely remind me of a claw from Aus I have...some experts have said croc, others tortoise, still yet others bird. I'll attach it to this post in the hopes you might be able to proffer an idea as to its identification. Most lean towards croc/tortoise, but I haven't posted it here yet due to it's ambiguous identity. Nice claw, by the way!

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@Canadawest - I'd love to see more pics of that jaw! Do you find many? (Compared to Dino)

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22 hours ago, Harry Pristis said:

Minnesota Nice has not told us whether traces of skulls and limb bones were present in the cluster of 'exploded' fossils -- examples of primary deposition.

Thanks to all of you for weighting in on this, I always find the debate valuable. While I wouldn't say I did a thorough survey, I found no fossil remains other then the Stylemys in this area. I looked through 2 of the exploded exposed fossils and found no trace of bones. I am including a photo that includes most of the area and if you look close you can see a many of the exposed and weathered examples. 

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My cf. Elosuchus sp. tooth and scute from El Bagaa, Taouz. The tiny scute is a Leidyosuchus sternbergii from Hell Creek Formation.

 

As always with Moroccan fossils, there's a degree of uncertainty as to whether these truly are from Elosuchus genus. However, there are experts who believe they are, so for now I am labeling them as such.

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Great thread. But why isn't this in member collections like the other similar thread?

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22 hours ago, Jesuslover340 said:

Wow, Canadawest! Love the articulated spinal column and jaw!

 

 

 

 

Thanks.  I like to present some fossils is a bit of an artistic manner.  This is one I did about 25 years ago. These specimens were from my first couple years of collecting. It is stll more or less unchanged and used as glass covered coffee table in our living room. There are some non dino fossils among these.

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Another 'gator fossil:

 

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@-Andy- That is a HUGE scute :o

 

I was unsure where to post this thread; I just put it where I thought it would be okay and had forgotten the Member's Collections part of the Forum :blush:

 

@Canadawest I can only imagine what your house looks like...a museum?

 

@Harry Pristis Perchance, have you any idea as to the aforementioned claw? Nice calcaneum, by the way :)

 

Thanks, @JohnJ :) That is an amazing jaw...how was it found/how did the museum react to finding/obtaining it? I should get Ash to post the croc jaws the Queensland Museum has in its repositories...not as many as you would think, oddly enough.

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29 minutes ago, Jesuslover340 said:

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@Harry Pristis Perchance, have you any idea as to the aforementioned claw? Nice calcaneum, by the way :)

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The  claw core from the Cretaceous of Alberta?  Sorry, no help here.

 

Here are some more crocodilian bones:

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@Harry Pristis, I mean the Pleistocene claw from Queensland, Australia :)

 

I like the scutes!

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1 hour ago, Jesuslover340 said:

 

 

Thanks, @JohnJ :) That is an amazing jaw...how was it found/how did the museum react to finding/obtaining it? I should get Ash to post the croc jaws the Queensland Museum has in its repositories...not as many as you would think, oddly enough.

 

Not completely sure of the backstory, but I think a paleontologist (associated with the university) had been doing field work out there for a while.

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36 minutes ago, FossilDudeCO said:

Still in process of being prepped. This picture was taken the night it was found.

That is a nice one!! Any pictures of it during prep?

Would love to see the progress.

 

Tony

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10 minutes ago, ynot said:

That is a nice one!! Any pictures of it during prep?

Would love to see the progress.

 

Tony

 

Sorry Tony, can't share pics during or after prep until after it has gone on sale ;)

Downside of working at a commercial quarry!

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1 minute ago, FossilDudeCO said:

 

Sorry Tony, can't share pics during or after prep until after it has gone on sale ;)

Downside of working at a commercial quarry!

Oh well.:(

I hope You will post a pictural of it after the sale!:popcorn:

Regards,

Tony

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That I CAN do!

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Wow! That Green River croc should look nice when finished! :wub:

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I'll upload more when I find pics on my phone :)

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One of my rarer fossils. A Kaprosuchus saharicus from Echkar Formation of Niger.

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Nice, Andy.

 

Skull elements and a vert:

 

 

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Nice pieces and an interresting debate on the previous pages

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Nice verts, Ash!

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A vertebra from a rare, small alligator.  This could be a new species.

 

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