UNUSUAL Trematochampsa Fossil Crocodile Jaw Section

Trematochampsa taqueti

Class: Sauropsida, Subclass Diapsida, Superorder Crocodylomorpha, Family Trematochampsidae

Geological Time: Middle Cretaceous, Campanian Stage (~80 million years
ago)

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil is 190 mm long, with teeth 6 mm – 17 mm high

Fossil Site: Kem-Kem Basin, K’Sar-es-Souk Province, Morocco

Code: MF033

Price: $395.00


Trematochampsa Fossil CrocodileDescription: This is a fine example of a jaw section from a crocodyliform of the Trematochampsidae, ann enigmatic taxon first described from Niger. Six rooted teeth are present, while three alveoli (sockets) are to be seen holding roots as well. Notice the distinctive tooth shape in this fine specimen, as well as the good preservation of the enamel, making for a wonderful example of this rarely-seen Archosaur. See my other offerings for an example of a jaw of a near hatchling.

Fossil Sales

click to enlarge

 

 


Fossil Mall Navigation:
l Home l Fossils for Sale Map l Museum and Rare Fossils l How to Buy Fossils l

Navigate by Fossil Dealers:
l EDCOPE Enterprises l Pangaea Fossils l Stonerelic l

Navigate by Fossil Category:
l Trilobites
l Ammonites l Fish Fossils l Invertebrate Fossils l
l Crinoids and Echinoderms l Insect Fossils l Dinosaur and Reptile Fossils l
l Cambrian Explosion Fossils l Plant Fossils l Stromatolites l
l Vertebrate Fossils l Fossil Amber l Trace & Ichnofossils l

l Fossils and Paleotological Science Information l