This is a set made up of a choice grade pair of a Leidyosuchus tooth and TWO dermal armor body plates. Leidyosuchus was the predominant crocodile found in the Hell Creek Formation and lived along side large meat-eating dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex. This set includes one FINEST GRADE, UNBROKEN tooth and an armor plate that would have been part of a series of scutes lining the skin 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.