Diplocynodon sp. – Vertebra
£1.50 – £4.00
Species Name: Diplocynodon sp.
Location: Hamstead, Isle of Wight
Diplocynodon sp. vertebra collected from the Oligocene Hamstead Beds of Hamstead, Isle of Wight. Diplocynodon is an extinct genus of alligatoroid; they were similar in appearance to the modern caiman and they exploited European waters between the Paleocene and middle Miocene. Bones such as these provide useful information when interpreting a prehistoric environment e.g. the fauna present in the Hamstead beds suggests a predominantly freshwater environment with occasional marine influences. We have large and small specimens available: Large measure approximately 30 - 40 mm in length and small approximately 25 mm in length. They have retained their overall shape and some of the main morphological features can be established. It is undetermined which species these bones belong or which type of vertebrae these bones are ( lumbar, caudal, cervical, thoracic etc ). Each specimen is supplied in a small plastic bag with an information label; chose the size you require from the drop down menu.