Common Name: Alligator Fossil Leg Bone
Genus/Species: Alligator mississippiensis
Age: 1.8 Million - 11,000 Years old
Location: Dixie County, Florida, USA
This is a classic Alligator Femur Leg Bone Fossil. It is a deep chocolate colored leg bone fossil from a Pleistocene Gator. Solid condition, with some wear at the ends of the bone. Uncommon to discover a Alligator Femur in such good shape. Actual Specimen Pictured & Guaranteed Authentic. This is a nice example of a prehistoric reptile from Florida.
What could represent Florida better
than the American Alligator? The name "Alligator" comes from the Spanish
form el lagarto (“the lizard”), which the Spanish explorers and
settlers, in Florida, called the Alligator.
Alligators have a wider nose and darker color than the crocodile does. You can see the upper teeth when the Alligator's jaws are closed. You can see both the upper and lower teeth in a crocodiles mouth.
On average they weigh about 800 pounds and are about 13 feet in length. The largest ever recorded, in Florida, was 17'5" long.
Alligator habitat is in fresh or brackish marshes, bays, rivers, lakes, swamps, and ponds. They are typically shy and non-aggressive but can occasionally be a problem. Alligator diet includes gar fish, turtles, snakes, frogs, small mammals, and birds.
Although their bodies are heavy and their metabolisms are slow, they can generate short bursts of speed exceeding 30 mph.
Size: 1.54" W x 6.75" L x 1.17" Thickness
Item #: GAT017