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0.6" Postosuchus Rauisuchid Archosaur Fossil Tooth Chinle Formation AZ COA Display


Location: Chinle Formation, Arizona (Private Land Origin) 

Weight: 0.3 Ounces 

Dimensions: 0.6 Inches Long, 0.3 Inches Wide, 0.2 Inches Thick

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Comes with a Free Display.

The item pictured is the one you will receive. 

This is a genuine fossil.

Late Triassic 237 to 201 million years ago old.

Postosuchus is a genus of extinct rauisuchid archosaur that lived during the Late Triassic period, approximately 237 to 201 million years ago. Rauisuchids were a group of large, carnivorous reptiles that belonged to the archosaur clade, which also includes crocodilians and dinosaurs. Postosuchus was one of the largest predators of its time, measuring around 4 to 5 meters in length and possessing powerful jaws filled with sharp teeth.

Postosuchus had a robust body with strong limbs and a long tail, indicating that it was a swift and agile predator capable of chasing down prey. Its skull was equipped with large, serrated teeth designed for tearing flesh, suggesting that it primarily fed on other animals. The anatomy of Postosuchus shares similarities with both crocodilians and dinosaurs, reflecting its position as an early member of the archosaur lineage.

Fossils of Postosuchus have been found in North America, specifically in regions that were part of the supercontinent Pangaea during the Late Triassic. These fossils have provided valuable insights into the evolutionary history and ecological role of rauisuchids during this time period. Postosuchus likely played a significant role in its ecosystem as a top predator, preying on smaller reptiles and early mammals.


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