Mosasaur Tooth With Root From Morocco
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.
Size: Tooth & Root: 26mm x 83mm length approx
Rock: 85mm x 116mm approx