Mosasaur Tooth With Root From Morocco

Item Description

Cretaceous Period- C. 70 Million Years Ago

Order to which the fossil belongs:  Squamata
Name of which the family belongs: Mosasauridae
Informal name of the fossil: Mosasaur

Mosasaurs were large marine carnivores, feeding on fish, birds & other marine animals. Some species reaching lengths of 50 feet. They were fast, streamline and sleek with large flipper like paddles for arms and legs and a tail fin. Its teeth have a re-curved crown, almost smooth and slightly triangular in cross-section and is set on a bulbous root. Unlike other lizards, the individual teeth were located in separate sockets and not attached to the side of the jaw.

Repaired otherwise a nice example.

Size: Tooth & Root: 102mm length approx

Tooth: 40mm length

Root: 61mm length



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