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Oct 16, 2012 2:21 AM

Please help i/d this skull?

I think it is some kind of fossilized crocodile skull, but I would like to know exactly what it is.  Any ideas?

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    Oct 16, 2012 7:56 PM (in response to Laura_G)
    Re: Please help i/d this skull?

    Hi Laura

    Where did it come from? It's quite a blurry photo but it doesn't look quite right to me, like someone has taken some genuine fossil teeth and maybe some bone and carved the head shape. The teeth look like that of other marine reptiles rather than croc.  Some better pics would help.

    Rhys

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    Oct 18, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Laura_G)
    Re: Please help i/d this skull?

    hi

    it 'looks' like a croc skull, but it has a look of a fake to me...

    as Rhys says; the teeth may be genuine fossils, but to be with the skull like that would be rare, and hence expencive.

    there is a big trade in fake fossils, where they mount teeth into a row and then carve a jawbone into place, in your case a whole skull.

    the scull itself has not got any sign of the chariteristic patterns you see on reptile bone, and the scull has very poor symmetry.

    some of the teeth look like genuine croc teeth but is difficult to say from your photos

    sorry about that, but hope that helps!

    Happy hunting

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