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Champsosauris Teeth Set

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Champsosaurus Teeth Set - SKU_A_1900

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From: Hell Creek Formation, Garfield County, Montana, USA.

Age: Maastrichtian, Upper Cretaceous, 100-65 million years old.

Champsosaurus is an extinct genus of diapsid reptile belonging to the order Choristodera. This set of teeth is excellently preserved.

Champsosaurus resembled a gharial and, like gharials, hunted in rivers and swamps, catching fish with its long, tooth-lined jaws. It probably swam with lateral body movements, pinning its limbs against its body to increase its streamline, just like crocodiles and the Marine Iguana. Behind the eyes, Champsosaurus's skull was very wide, where powerful jaw muscles were attached.