-Size: 8"L x 5"W x 3&½"H
-Species: Osteolaemus tetraspis
-Notes: The dwarf crocodile is named for the interesting bony texture of its skull (Osteolaemus: 'bony throat'). It is the smallest of the crocodilians, growing up to lengths of 5-6 feet. Living as long as 100 years, this nocturnal reptile is found only in the rivers of West African forests. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).
-Size: 3"L x 2&½"W x 1&½"H -Species: Heloderma suspectum -Notes: The Gila monster is a large lizard native to the southwestern portion of the North American continent. This skull is cast from a large and old specimen with excellent teeth and epidermal knobs. It can be found in terrestrial arid areas, deserts and dry...
-Size: 8&¾"L x 4&½"W x 3&¼"H -Species: Varanus komodoensis -Notes: Komodo dragons are the heaviest and longest of the world's lizards growing to a length of 10 feet and weighing upwards of 300 pounds. Their skulls are very similar to the extinct aquatic reptiles known as mosasaurs. Mosasaurs and monitor lizards are not...
-Size: 2½"L x 2"W x 1&¼"H -Species: Sphenodon punctatus -Notes: Restricted to islands off the coast of New Zealand, the highly protected tuatara has remained virtually unchanged for some 130 million years. It is the sole survivor of a reptilian order which became virtually extinct some 70 million years ago and is now...