Project Description

This vintage taxidermied head of a North American Alligator was purchased at an antique store in Denver. Alligators and crocodiles come from an ancient family of life that evolved at the same time as the dinosaurs. There are primitive Archosaurs found as far back as the Early Triassic, roughly 250 million years ago. The animals we know today as crocodiles and alligators made their debut during the end of the age of dinosaurs.