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Does this tooth fit the Deinosuchus label? It's about 2 inches, and recovered from Aguja, West Texas. 

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W. Harvey

If it's from the Aguja Formation and is confirmed to be crocodilian in origin then it's probably a Deinosuchus.

 

Edit: I'm not aware of any other crocodilian genera from the Aguja Formation, and a quick internet search hasn't revealed anything about any other crocodilians from this locality, so it's probably from Deinosuchus.

Edited by W. Harvey

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Troodon

Just like to point out that although only one Croc, Deinosuchus is named as well as only one Hadrosaur, Kritosaurus that does not mean other species do not exist.  They just have not found enough material to describe it. 

 

Rowe's et al,  paper points out the following have been identified

 

Crocodylia:
Goniopholidae This paper 
Goniopholus cf. kirtlandicus Lehman, 1985a 
Deinosuchus riograndensis This paper; Colbert and Bird, 1954 
cf. Leidyosuchus Langston et al., 1989 
cf. Brachychampsa Standhardt, 1986; Langston et al., 1989

 

 

The Campanian Terlingua Local Fauna, with a Summary of Other Vertebrates from the Aguja Formation, Trans-Pecos Texas

Timothy Rowe, Richard L. Cifelli, Thomas M. Lehman and Anne Weil

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology

Vol. 12, No. 4 (Dec. 15, 1992), pp. 472-493

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Al Dente

The fluting along the sides is similar to the Deinosuchus teeth that I’m familiar with.

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WhodamanHD
55 minutes ago, Troodon said:

Goniopholus

I believe that’s an earlier Cretaceous old world croc.

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Troodon
1 hour ago, WhodamanHD said:

I believe that’s an earlier Cretaceous old world croc.

That paper was 1992, thanks

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Bone guy

Interesting :) 

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