Atoposauridae indet. (premolar tooth) - Reserved, 2022...

Formation / Deposit: Lourinhã formation, Portugal

Layear and Age: Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian)

Taxonomy: Crocodylomorpha - Atoposauridae? - Gervais, 1871

Elements: Atoposauridae indet. (premolar tooth)

Note: 100% natural. No repair 0%

Inventory number: REF: CG.04

Site / Zone: Lourinhã, 2022

Rarity: Very, very rare

Size: Tooth - 8.71mm x 4.83mm x 3.13mm approx.

Collectors: J.P. Oliveira

Price: 0.00 euros - Contact the seller / Make an offer... Reserved, 2022...

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Atoposauridae indet. VS Tooth indet.

Remarks: This fascinating typology of animals (Crocodylomorpha) lived simultaneously with Dinosaurs and other animals in the Upper Jurassic. Unfortunately, only very occasionally can find good fossils of this genus, like this beautiful and rare tooth...

Generally these small fossils are difficult to classify, genus and similar species are easily confused between them. Fossils are quite rare to find and are not always found in a good fossilization preservation. Another fact that makes classification difficult is the fact of not having many scientific works available about this typology of animals.
Recently, another tooth (Tooth indet.) was for sale on my website, very interesting and with an aspect something similar to a tooth (Crocodylomorpha). The classification that I solved to assign to that tooth, it was like being a (Tooth indet.), with the possibility that it could be a micro tooth of some genus of Ornithischian... The classification generated some controversy between collectors and regular customers, who consult my website. Almost all of them determined the tooth to be a Crocodylomorph...

Personally, I keep my doubts as to the fact to treat a Crocodylomorph tooth. Looking at these two teeth and seeing them side by side, in their general aspect, it seems to me there are significant morphological differences to be attributed to the genus of Crocodylomorha, without a more detailed analysis...

                                                                                                                               Website administrator: J.P Oliveira

Atoposauridae indet.
Atoposauridae indet.

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