BHI Catalog:  Reptiles & Amphibians:  Crocodiles:  Gavialosuchus americana Skull - Fossil Replica

  Gavialosuchus americana Skull - Fossil Replica  (BHI #126440)
Gavialosuchus americana Skull - Fossil Replica 
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Ancestor to the Gavial gharial (a long nosed modern crocodile). The family is known back to the Miocene from North and South America, Africa, and Asia, but the living species is found only in Asia from Pakistan and India to S.E. Asia. Primarily a fish eater, the snout was very long and slender with an enlarged nasal opening. The teeth were long and curved. Upper and lower teeth interlocked.

Our replica is cast from a nearly complete skull found in the phosphate deposits near Tampa, Florida. It is one of the finest representatives of the genus and species known from North America

Go to Reptiles and Amphibians Interesting Info page for more info on similar species.

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Age    Miocene [~ 5.5 MYA]
Locality    Alachua Formation, Alachua County, Florida
Credit    The original was prepared and restored by Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc. and is currently on loan and on display at Reptile Gardens in Rapid City, SD.
Notes    May take approximately four weeks for production. Check with us to see if an earlier delivery is possible.
Size    ~ 31" l ( 77cm)

Price:  $800.00
 
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