Oh, a croc

Whatever your definition of an archosaur, crocs fall within it and yet they’re almost never covered on here. The simple reason is while I do find them interesting, I know little about them (compared to dinosaurs and pterosaurs at least) and those who know the history of the Musings will be aware that the name was bestowed upon me. Even so, I do feel bad about rarely writing on crocs, and this is a token effort, but hey, the picture is nice.
It’s a specimen of the Eocene Dyrosaurus and it’s housed in the marvelous dislays in Oxford. While far from complete as a specimen, the skull is in magnificent condition and the prep job is superb.

2 Responses to “Oh, a croc”


  1. 1 Mike Taylor 01/11/2011 at 4:50 pm

    So, renaming to Ornithodiran Musings?

    • 2 David Hone 01/11/2011 at 5:16 pm

      Well no, but in a way, i kinda should. I did wonder about it at the very start, but I worked under the assumption that more people might know the term ‘Archosaur’ that ‘Ornithodire’ even if there wasn’t much in it….


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