These Juvenile Cretaceous Como Bluff Crocodile Teeth were found in the Famous Como Bluff of Wyoming.
As the animals eat, they break off the teeth as new ones are erupting through the jaw. The teeth are constantly growing. These small broken teeth without the roots are called “spitters”. They are broken from a live animal. When a creature dies the teeth fall out with the roots, they are called “rooted teeth”.
It is believed that crocodiles would find slow moving water to hatch and raise their young in a shallow pool where large predators were less likely. These juvenile Cretaceous Como Bluff Crocodile Teeth (largest measures .42 inches) have a worn tips from feeding before being shed.
Como Bluff is a very famous area for dinosaurs. But not all animals found there were dinosaurs. Because the area had fresh water rivers, crocodiles also inhabited the area. And since we dig in the same areas we often find remains of all the creatures especially Cretaceous Como Bluff Crocodile Teeth. Because these animals had hard enamel on their teeth and they often lost their teeth while eating it is quite common to find them.
Harding County, South Dakota
Hell Creek Formation
collected 2004 by one of our trusted paleo partners who has collected teeth for many years.
collected from private property on a pay-to-dig site.