Crocodile tooth – Florida
Species Name: Crocodile tooth
Age: Miocene, Bone Valley Formation
Location: Polk County, Florida, USA
Crocodile tooth collected from the Miocene Bone Valley Formation in Polk County, Florida, USA. These teeth are in good condition and we have large and small specimens available: Large measure between 20 - 30 mm and Small between 8 - 15 mm in length. The teeth are clearly indicative of a carnivorous diet; long and sharp, designed to penetrate, grip and tear flesh. Some of the smaller specimens are somewhat rounded and more " bullet shaped ", these teeth are usually positioned at the rear end of the jaw in modern crocodiles. The bone valley formation in which the teeth were found is a shallow marine deposit situated in Florida USA, it is very popular among geologists, not only for the fossils which it yields but also its economical phosphorite deposits.