Goniopholis

FACT

Geniopholis is Greek for “angled scale”

The first fossil of its kind was described from the Early Cretaceous of England

Fairly direct ancestor of the modern crocodiles and aligators

 

William D. Berry's artwork depicting Goniopholis resting on a shore.
William D. Berry’s artwork depicting Goniopholis resting on a shore.

Goniopholis is a genus of crocodyliform from the Late Jurassic. It is known from the Carnegie Quarry at Dinosaur National Monument from fragmentary material. An osteoderm, or a bony protrusion from the skin, can be seen exposed in relief in the quarry wall.

Specimens of Goniopholis from the Carnegie Quarry:

P28A0041

A bony protrusion, called an osteoderm, with a perforated texture, belonging to Goniopholis, exposed in relief at the Carnegie Quarry.

Information to be added as it becomes available

Information to be added as it becomes available

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