From the final days of the dinosaurs, this fossil set includes a jaw fragment and rooted complete tooth of a Leidyosuchus. Leidyosuchus is the predominant crocodile found in the Hell Creek Formation fossil deposits. Leidyosuchus lived alongside large meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and dromaeosaurs (raptors).
This set includes one CHOICE GRADE, UNBROKEN tooth and well-preserved fossil bone from the skull or jaw of the reptile. The preservation and color are remarkable and very well-preserved. A great addition to a well-diversified collection of prehistoric dinosaurs and reptiles.
Crocodiles lived right alongside some of the most dangerous dinosaurs of the Cretaceous Period. Some types attained much larger sizes than they do today. Crocodiles like Leidyosuchus only attained lengths of just over 3 feet in the Hell Creek Formation, most likely due to the competition from monster, meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Nanotyrannus along with packs of dromaeosaurs scavenging and hunting the swamps and creek beds where the crocodiles thrived. Regardless of size, prehistoric crocodiles would have been every bit as dangerous as any predatory dinosaur, though.