Alligator - ROM2004_1028_21

ROM2004_1028_21

Alligator

Geography: Canada, Alberta: Sand Creek Badlands, Red Deer River valley
Date: Collected and acquired on June 14, 1954
Dimensions:
length=50; width=15; height=25 cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassReptilia
    • OrderCrocodilia
    • FamilyAlligatoridae
    • GenusLeidyosuchus
    • SpecificEpithetcanadensis
Object number: 1903
On view
DescriptionThe extinction event of the Late Cretaceous affected many animals that lived on dry land. In contrast, most kinds of lake and river dwelling creatures survived. These included many turtles, crocodiles (such as this Leidyosuchus), and freshwater fishes. This skull is probably the best preserved skull of Leidyosuchus known in the world.
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