Three 3D models of representative amphibian and reptiles fossils.

Virtual Collection: Amphibians and Reptiles

This virtual collection was last curated by Jonathan Hendricks on June 18, 2019. Each model is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Unless otherwise indicated, each model was created by Emily Hauf using specimens at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.

Amphibians


Fossil amphibian jaw with teeth (possibly from Eryops) from the Permian Arroyo Formation of Texas (PRI 76865). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of specimen is approximately 4 cm.

Reptiles (excluding dinosaurs and birds)


Crocodilians


Small fossil crocodile (Borealosuchus sternbergi) jaw bone with teeth from the Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation of Montana (PRI 76863). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Length of specimen is approximately 7.5 cm.


Mesozoic marine reptiles


Ichthyosaurs

Display at the Museum of the Earth (Ithaca, New York) showing varied types of marine animal fossils from the Jurassic period. Ichthyosaurs are shown on the right.


Fossil ichthyosaur vertebra from the Jurassic of Lyme Regis, England (PRI 76886). Specimen is from the research collections of the Paleontological Research Institution of Ithaca, New York. Maximum diameter of vertebra is aproximately 16.5 cm.


Mosasaurs

Display at the Museum of the Earth (Ithaca, New York) of marine animal fossils from the Cretaceous period. The jaws of a mosasaur are shown at the top.