Crocodile Fossil Vertebra [Metriorhynchus]


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SIZE:   62 x 59 x 28mm
(2.44 x 2.32 x 1.1 inches)

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Name: Metriorhynchus
Specimen: Crocodile Vertebra
Age: Callovian, Oxford Clay, Jurassic
Location Found: Orton Pit, Peterborough UK

Metriorhynchus, which means “moderate snout”, was a prehistoric crocodile which lived approximately 155 million to 145 million years ago during the Late Jurassic Period. Metriorhynchus was better suited to the ocean than it did the land. Instead of legs, it had flippers which would have stabilized it and allowed it to move with ease and it had a back flipper which propelled it through the water.It also had a salt gland that allowed it to remove salt from seawater making it drinkable.

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